Pronounced: U - nen - Lah - gee -
Diet: Carnivore (Meat-Eater)
Name Means: "Half Bird"
Length: 10 feet (3 m)
Height: 5 feet (1.6 m)
Time: Middle Cretaceous - 90 MYA
Unenlagia is the most bird-like dinosaur found so far - it even had arms that were designed so they could flap like a bird's wings! However, this dinosaur was much too large to fly, but it clearly shows how some dinosaurs were evolving to look and act like modern birds. Some scientists think that Unenlagia is actually a young Megaraptor as the fossils were found in the same area.
Unenlagia is from the same general family that also includes many
of the dinosaurs that exhibited bird-like traits, including those
falling into the popular raptor category. It had a very pronounced
backward-pointing pubis, and it appears as though its shoulder was
designed to allow for flapping movements.