Ornitholestes

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Name Meaning: Bird Robbwer
Period : Late Jurassic
Family group: Theropoda
Diet : Meat
Fossil Found: USA 1903

Ornitholestes



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Ornitholestes was a Jurassic theropod from the famous Morrison Formation in the USA. Most of what we know about this dinosaur is based on one skull and a skeleton collected more than 100 years ago. Since that time , no more complete fossils have been found. Its hands could be held so that the palms faced each other. This made it easier to grab and old small prey . We do not know if this dinosaur had feathers . This skull shows a possible horn. Some reconstructions of Ornitholestes have a thin horn right above its nose.
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