Shuvuuia was a (unknown). It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Ömnögovi (Mongolia).

Quick facts about Shuvuuia:

  • Existed from Campanian Age to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a desert
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Shuvuuia was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • S. Suzuki and M. Watabe. 2000. Report on the preliminary joint field excursion to the Gobi desert, 1992. Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences Research Bulletin 1:13-16
  • A. Perle and M. A. Norell. 1993. Flightless bird from the Cretaceous of Mongolia. Nature 362:623-626
  • D. Dashzeveg and M. J. Novacek. 1995. Extraordinary preservation in a new vertebrate assemblage from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Nature 374:446-449