Ornitholestes was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado and Wyoming.

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Ornitholestes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • O. C. Marsh. 1881. Discovery of a fossil bird in the Jurassic of Wyoming. American Journal of Science 31:341-342
  • M. K. Jesup. 1898. Department of Vertebrate Paleontology. Annual Report of the President, Treasurer's Report, List of Accessions, Act of Incorporation, Constitution, By-Laws and List of Members for the Year 1897
  • J. A. Jensen and J. H. Ostrom. 1977. A second Jurassic pterosaur from North America. Journal of Paleontology 51(4):867-870