Diet: Carnivore (meat-eater)
Name Means: "Bird Robber"
Length: 6 feet (2 m)
Height: 1 foot (.3 m)
Weight: 25 pounds (11 kilos)
Time: Late Jurassic - 145 mya
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Western U.S, possibly Asia
Ornitholestes was a smaller dinosaur that we
know very little about. Only one skeleton has
ever been found and it is missing a few parts.
It got its name kind of by accident because the
scientist who found it put the wrong hands on it
at first (it was found mixed in with other
dinosaur bones). He thought the hands could
catch birds, so he called it a Bird Robber.
The skull of this dinosaur was crushed flat when it was discovered and some of the bone near the tip is missing. A few of the scientists who have studied the specimen believe that it may have had a small, flat horn on the end of its snout. But as this can't be determined for certain without another specimen, that is just a guess.