“ They seemed to us at a distance for most of the day, but we never saw more than momentary glimpse of them.” — Arthur DenisonOrnitholestes (meaning "bird robber") is a small theropod dinosaur that lives in the Blackwood Flats.
Ornitholestes is roughly 2 meters (6.5 ft) in length. The head of Ornitholestes is relatively small. Nonetheless, the skull is more robust than that of many other small theropods, such as Compsognathus and Coelophysis, and this enables Ornitholestes to deliver a powerful bite.
Ornitholestes is a coelurosaur, similar in many ways to Compsognathus, though somewhat larger.
Ornitholestes is a pack-hunting carnivore.