Ornitholestes means "bird robber"
Ornitholestes was 7 feet long and 16 inches tall at the hips.
He weighed 25 pounds.
Ornitholestes was a lightweight 2-legged predator.
He ate meat such as small living things and maybe carrion.
Ornitholestes had a small head, a low nasal horn, strong
grasping hands each with 3 long clawed fingers, long legs,
and a finely tapered tail.
Ornitholestes's small light body let it run fast,
to catch food or to run away from
enraged dinosaurs that found their nest raided.
Ornitholestes had a body shaped like a big meat eater,
only in a smaller scale.
Ornitholestes lived in present day Wyoming, USA.
Ornitholestes lived during the late Jurassic.