Name: Parvicursor ‭(‬Small runner‭)‬.
Phonetic: Par-ve-kur-sor.
Named By: A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Karhu‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Rautian‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ Theropoda, A‬lvarezsauridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬remotus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: About‭ ‬39‭ ‬centimetres long for the holotype.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Barun Goyot Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.

       Parvicursor is a genus of alvarezsaur known to have lived in Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Like with some relatives,‭ ‬Parvicursor had hands reduced to a‭ ‬single stubby horn which was likely used to punch holes into termite mounds so that an individual Parvicursor could feed upon the termites within.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new family of Maniraptora‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Saurischia‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paleontological Journal‭ ‬30‭(‬5‭)‬:583-592.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Karhu‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Rautian‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.


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