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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  (unranked) Coelurosauria
  Infraorder Deinonychosauria
  Family Troodontidae
  Genus Sinornithoides
Sinornithoides was a small carnivore (meat-eater) that lived in China during the middle Cretaceous period, about 120 to 120 million years ago.

Sinornithoides was only about 3 feet (1 meters) long, and weighed only 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms). It is one of the earliest known small Theropod dinosaurs.


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Sinornithoides was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago

Sinornithoides was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Sinornithoides:
  1. Sinornithoides was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Sinornithoides" means "Chinese bird form".

  3. Sinornithoides was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Sinornithoides was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Sinornithoides was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Sinornithoides was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Sinornithoides lived between about 120 million years ago and 100 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  6. Sinornithoides lived in China.

  7. Sinornithoides was a carnivore (meat-eater).

  8. Sinornithoides was about 3 feet (1 meters) long.

  9. Sinornithoides weighed about 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms).

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