Named By: A. A. Karhu & A. S. Rautian - 1996.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Alvarezsauridae.
Species: P. remotus (type).
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.
- 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.