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The classification of the Extinct genus and type species Philovenator and Philovenator curriei, respectively, was as troodontid paravian dinosaurs. Their fossils were discovered in Wulansuhai Formation, Inner Mongolia, China, in 1988. They were named in honor of Phillip J. Currie.

Philovenator Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Philovenator'?

Philovenator is pronounced as 'Fie-loe-ven-ah-tor'.

What type of dinosaur was a Philovenator?

The Philovenator curriei is a type of troodontid.

In which geological period did the Philovenator roam the Earth?

They belonged to the Campanian of the Upper Cretaceous era.

When did the Philovenator become Extinct?

It is unknown when exactly they became Extinct.

Where did Philovenator live?

Their fossils were discovered in the Wulansuhai Formation, Inner Mongolia, China, thus, suggesting they live in parts of Asia.

What was the Philovenator's habitat?

They preferred to live on terrestrial plains.

Who did the Philovenator live with?

It is unclear whether they lived in herds or not.

How long did a Philovenator live?

The lifespan of dinosaurs is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

They reproduced via eggs.

Philovenator Fun Facts

What did the Philovenator look like?

They are small bird-like troodontids that have many features. The fossils suggest that the dinosaur had sickle claws, closely packed teeth, and raptorial hands. They were thought to have keen senses. It is not known how strong their teeth were.

The dinosaurs were discovered in Inner Mongolia, China

How many bones did a Philovenator have?

The total number of bones is unknown.

How did they communicate?

Their methods of communication are unknown.

How big was the Philovenator?

They were very small dinosaurs with a length of about 20-27.5 in (50-70 cm). However, they were a few inches bigger than the Anchiornis huxleyi, whose length was about 13 in (34 cm).

How fast could a Philovenator move?

The speed of the species is unknown.

How much did a Philovenator weigh?

Philovenator weighed about 31.7 oz (900 g).

What were the male and female names of the species?

No separate names were given to the male and female species.

What would you call a baby Philovenator?

There is no name for a baby Philovenator.

How aggressive were they?

Their level of aggression is unknown.

Did You Know…

Paleontologists have recovered only one specimen of this dinosaur. 

*We've been unable to source an image of Philovenator and have used an image of Mei Long instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Philovenator, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

*We've been unable to source an image of Philovenator and have used an image of Allosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Philovenator, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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