About Ornitholestes

This small predatory dinosaur lived around 150 million years ago. The name Ornitholestes means 'bird-robber.' It is thought that Ornitholestes raided the nests of early birds in search of a meal. Ornitholestes was likely a swift runner and an excellent hunter. In addition to eggs, Ornitholestes probably ate small and medium-sized animals. Ornitholestes had a unique ridge along the end of its snout which may have been used to attract a mate.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
How do I pronounce Ornitholestes?
What does the name Ornitholestes mean?
Robber of Birds
How long was Ornitholestes?
7.50 feet 2.10 meters
How heavy was Ornitholestes?
33.00 pounds 15.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Ornitholestes assigned to?
What did Ornitholestes eat?
Small and medium animals
How many years ago did Ornitholestes live?
150,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Ornitholestes live?
Late Jurassic
Where did Ornitholestes live?
Wyoming, North America
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Ornitholestes's Time

Years Ago

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Ornitholestes's size

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