Name: Shuvuuia deserti
Name Meaning: Desert Bird
First Described: 1998
Described By: Chiappe, Norell & Clark
Classification: Dinosauria, Sauirschia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Alvarezsauria, Alvarezsauroidea, Alvarezsauridae, Parvicursorinae, Mononykini
Shuvuuia is our last alvarezsaur, and is arguably one of the most famous ones, given its appearance in Dinosaur Planet. It was found in the Djadochta Formation in Mongolia and lived in the Campanian age of the Late Cretaceous, about 75 million years ago. It lived alongside such famous dinosaurs as Velociraptor and Protoceratops. It was probably about 60 centimeters long, and is one of the smallest known dinosaurs. It was very well preserved, with feather impressions, and is known from several individuals. It was lightly built, with a long and slender jaw, and only had one functional finger, though it still did have reduced second and third fingers. It probably was a fast runner and primarily ate insects.
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