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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 Sinovenator
Sinovenator was a small dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous period, between about 130 and 125 million years ago.

Sinovenator was about 3½ feet (1 meter) long, and was probably omnivorous (ate both meat and plant material). It probably lived in woodland areas and is thought to have been a fast runner.

In the picture above, it is shown with feathers - although there is (at the time of writing) no direct evidence that Sinovenator had feathers, we do know that some of its close relatives, other members of the Troodontidae family, did have feathers. Additionally, at the time of writing, no complete skull from Sinovenator has yet been found, so the depiction of the head in the picture is somewhat speculative.


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Sinovenator was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 130 to 125 million years ago

Sinovenator was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 130 to 125 million years ago

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

  2. "Sinovenator" means "Chinese hunter".

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

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

  5. Sinovenator lived between about 130 million years ago and 125 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  6. Sinovenator lived in China.

  7. Sinovenator was a omnivore (ate both meat and plants).

  8. Sinovenator was about 3½ feet (1 meters) long.

  9. Sinovenator weighed about 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms).

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