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Ornitholestes was about 6.5 feet (2 m) long (from snout to tail) and weighed roughly 25 pounds (12 kg).
Ornitholestes was a carnivore, a meat eater. It may also have been a scavenger. It may have hunted the newly evolved Jurassic period birds.
Slightly built and long legged, Ornitholestes was a very fast bipedal runner. Dinosaur speeds are estimated using their morphology (characteristics like leg length and estimated body mass) and fossilized trackways.
DISCOVERY OF FOSSILS
Ornitholestes fossils have been found in Wyoming and Utah, USA. Ornitholestes was first described and named by the US paleontologist Henry F. Osborn in 1903.
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