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SHUVUUIA

a meat-eating alvarezsaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
shuvuuia
Pronunciation: shu-VOO-ee-a
Meaning: Bird
Author/s: Chiappe et al. (1998)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Ömnögovi, Mongolia
Chart Position: 351

Shuvuuia deserti

Discovery
The remains of Shuvuuia were discovered at "Ukhaa Tolgod" in the Djadokhta Formation, Ömnögovi (South Gobi) Aaimag (Province), Mongolia.
The holotype (MGI 100/975) is a partial skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 84-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 0.6 meters
Est. max. hip height: 0.2 meters
Est. max. weight: 2 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Coelurosauria
Alvarezsauridae
Parvicursorinae
aka Mononykinae
Shuvuuia
deserti
References
• Chiappe L.M, Norell M.A. and Clark J.M. (1998) "The skull of a relative of the stem-group bird Mononykus".
• Chiappe L.M, Norell M.A. and Clark J.M. (2002) "The Cretaceous short-armed Alvarezsauridae. Mononykus and its kin" in "Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs".
• N.R. Longrich and P.J. Currie (2009) "Albertonykus borealis, a new alvarezsaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Maastrichtian of Alberta, Canada: Implications for the systematics and ecology of the Alvarezsauridae".
• M.H. Schweitzer, J.A. Watt, R. Avci, L. Knapp, L. Chiappe, M.A. Norell & M. Marshall (1999) "Beta-keratin specific immunological reactivity in feather-like structures of the Cretaceous alvarezsaurid, Shuvuuia deserti".
• Brett-Surman, Holtz and Farlow (2012) "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition".
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Atkinson, L. "SHUVUUIA :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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