a meat-eating alvarezsaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
Chiappe et al
The remains of Shuvuuia
were discovered at "Ukhaa Tolgod" in the Djadokhta Formation, Ömnögovi (South Gobi) Aaimag (Province), Mongolia.
(MGI 100/975) is a partial skeleton.
: Late Cretaceous
: 84-71 mya
Est. max. length
: 0.6 meters
Est. max. hip height
: 0.2 meters
Est. max. weight
: 2 Kg
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