|Name Translation||Little stealer|
|Diet||Carnivore (particularly inscetivore)|
Microraptor lived in China during the Cretaceous period.
It was one of the smallest known dinosaurs. An unusual and unique feature were the four wings it had. Not like a dragonfly, but wings on its arms and legs. It was probably a carnivore, having been found with enantiornithe (an extinct type of bird) remains, probably using the same methods as modern day eagles and hawks, in which the "raptors" (see Dromaeosauridae) are believed to have evolved. It was one of the few defenitely flying non-avian dinosaurs, having adaptations similar to modern birds like a propatagium and an allula, though having a more bat-like wing musculature. It had claws like
In Popular Culture Edit
In The Land Before Time 12: The Great Day of Flyers and Hermit of the Black Rock Guido was a Microraptor and he's the only dinosaur that glides.
Microraptor made a appearence in Planet Dinosaur chasing a lizard but was ambushed by another glider called Sinornithosaurus but was able to escape, and in Prehistoric Park that were captured by Nigal Marvin before their home erupted.