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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  (unranked) Coelurosauria
  Parvorder Oviraptorosauria
  Family Caenagnathidae
  Subfamily Caenagnathinae
  Genus Chirostenotes
Chirostenotes was a dinosaur that lived in North America (its fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada) during the late Cretaceous period, about 80 million years ago.

Chirostenotes was about 9½ feet (2.9 meters) long, about 3 feet (0.9 meters) tall at its hips, and around 110 pounds (50 kilograms).

Chirostenotes had a toothless beak, long arms with powerful claws, long slender toes, and a tall rounded crest similar to that of the modern cassowary bird. Chirostenotes is thought to have been an omnivore and would probably have eaten small animals, eggs, insects, and some plant material.


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Chirostenotes was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 80 million years ago

Chirostenotes was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 80 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Chirostenotes:
  1. Chirostenotes was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Chirostenotes" means "narrow handed".

  3. Chirostenotes was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Chirostenotes was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Chirostenotes was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Chirostenotes was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Chirostenotes lived about 80 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Chirostenotes lived in North America.

  7. Chirostenotes was a omnivore (ate both meat and plants).

  8. Chirostenotes is thought to have small reptiles and mammals, insects, eggs, and plants.

  9. Chirostenotes was about 9½ (2.9 meters) long, and about 3 feet (0.9 meters) tall.

  10. Chirostenotes weighed about 110 pounds (50 kilograms).

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