Saurornitholestes was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as South Carolina, Coahuila (Mexico) and Heilongjiang (China).

Quick facts about Saurornitholestes:

  • Existed from 85.8 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a badland
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 144 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Saurornitholestes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. A. Eberth and D. B. Brinkman. 1997. Paleoecology of an estuarine, incised-valley fill in the Dinosaur Park Formation (Judith River Group, Upper Cretaceous) of southern Alberta, Canada. Palaios 12:43-58
  • J. P. Hunter and D. A. Pearson. 1996. First record of Lancian (Late Cretaceous) mammals from the Hell Creek Formation of southwestern North Dakota, USA. Cretaceous Research 17
  • D. B. Brinkman. 1990. Paleontology of the Judith River Formation (Campanian) of Dinosaur National Park, Alberta, Canada: evidence from vertebrate microfossil locality. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 78:37-54