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Mei long
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordate
Class: Sauropsida
clade: Dinosauria
Superorder: Theropoda
Genus: Mei long
Species: Mei long

Mei Long (meaning sound asleep slumbering dragon) is a Troodontid from early Cretaceous China. It was found in a sleep position, with its head under its wing and its legs folded under its body.This proves the similarity of dinosaurs to birds.

Description

Paleoecology

Feeding

Most evidence points to Mei being a omnivore, but like some other of it's relatives, it might have eaten leaves on occasion for some unknown reason. if it was a carnivore, it would eat rodents, lizards and maybe even hatchling dinosaurs, it may have also have been an egg thief.

In the Media

  • Mei Long made it's appearance in BBC's Prehistoric Park.
  • It also featured In a 2007 Documentary Mammals Vs Dinos: The Rise of Mammals.
  • Mei Long appeared on Dinosaur Train as a illustration.

Gallery

Mei long/Gallery

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