Name: Hesperornithoides ‭(‬Western bird‭)‬.
Phonetic: Hes-per-or-nif-oy-dees.
Named By: S.‭ ‬Hartman,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Mortimer,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Wahl,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Lomax,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lippincott‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Lovelace‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Troodontidae.
Species: H.‭ ‬miessleri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Possibly up to‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter long for the holotype individual.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Wyoming‭ ‬-‭ ‬Morrison Formation.
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬jaw and post cranial remains.

       Hesperornithoides is a genus of troodontid dinosaur that lived in North America during the late Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new paravian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of North America supports a late acquisition of avian flight.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ‭ ‬7:e7247.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Hartman,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Mortimer,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Wahl,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Lomax,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lippincott‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Lovelace‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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