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Shuvuuia
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Alvarezsauridae
Genus: Shuvuuia
Chiappe, Norell & Clark, 1998
Species
  • S. deserti Chiappe, Norell, & Clark, 1998 (type)

Shuvuuia is a genus of bird-like theropod dinosaur from the later Cretaceous of Mongolia.

It is a member of the family Alvarezsauridae, small coelurosaurian dinosaurs which have short but powerful forelimbs specialized for digging. The name Shuvuuia is derived from the Mongolian word shuvuu meaning "bird".

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