Microraptor was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Inner Mongolia (China) and Liaoning (China).

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

Microraptor was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2001. Two new ornithurine birds from the Early Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 46(15):1258-1264
  • Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2002. A long-tailed, seed-eating bird from the Early Cretaceous of China. Nature 418:405-409
  • X. Xu and Z. Zhou. 2000. The smallest known non-avian theropod dinosaur. Nature 408:705-708