Chirostenotes was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Alberta (Canada), Coahuila (Mexico) and North Dakota.

Quick facts about Chirostenotes:

  • Existed from 83.5 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a omnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 26 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Chirostenotes illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Chirostenotes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. D. Archibald. 1982. A study of Mammalia and geology across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in Garfield County, Montana. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 122:1-286
  • P. J. Currie. 1989. The first records of <i>Elmisaurus</i> (Saurischia, Theropoda) from North America. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 26(6):1319-1324
  • P. J. Currie and S. J. Godfrey. 1994. New caenagnathid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) specimens from the Upper Cretaceous of North America and Asia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 30(10-11):2255-2272