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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous 126–125 Ma
Mei Long.jpg
Fossil specimen of Mei long
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: Troodontidae
Subfamily: Sinovenatorinae
Shen et al., 2017
Type species
Sinovenator changii
Xu et al., 2002

Sinovenatorinae is a subfamily of the extinct bird-like troodontid dinosaurs known exclusively from the Early Cretaceous of China. It includes the genus Sinovenator as well as several related genera.[1]


  1. ^ Shen, C.; Lu, J.; Liu, S.; Kundrát, M.; Brusatte, S.L.; Gao, H. (2017). "A New Troodontid Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, China" (PDF). Acta Geologica Sinica. 91 (3): 763–780. doi:10.1111/1755-6724.13307. hdl:20.500.11820/dc010682-fce0-4db4-bef6-7b2b29f5be8a.