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

Quick facts about Sinosauropteryx:

  • Existed from Hauterivian Age to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 23053 g
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 235 mm long and wide
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Sinosauropteryx was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Wang and Y. Wang. 1998. Stratigraphic sequence and vertebrate-bearing beds of the lower part of the Yixian Formation in Sihetun and neighboring area, western Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 36(2):81-101
  • Q. Ji and Z.-X. Luo. 2002. The earliest known eutherian mammal. Nature 416:816-822