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Fact File: Ornitholestes

Ornitholestes reaching high into the treetops to feed.

Name: Ornitholestes

Meaning: Bird Robber

How to say it: Or-NITH-oh-LESS-teez

Where found: North America

Length: upto 2.5 metres

Height: ?

Weight: 40 kg

How it walked: Walked on two legs

Teeth: Conical teeth

Type of feeder: Carnivore (meat eater)

Food: Small mammals, lizards, insects and carrion

Period: Jurassic

When it lived: 155-145 million years ago

Type of hip: Lizard-hipped

Other info: Fast runner

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