Dinosaurs: Archaeornithomimus, the ancient 'bird impersonator'

Dinosaurs: Archaeornithomimus, the ancient 'bird impersonator'

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Archaeornithomimus file

Translation: Ancient bird impersonator
Description: Carnivore, bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Superfamily: Ornithomimosauria (from the microorder Coelurosauria)
Family: Ornithomimidae
Height: 1.8 meters
Length: 3.4 meters
Weight: 50 kg
Period: Upper Cretaceous

Found in China, the Archaeornithomimus It is the oldest ornithomimidae or ostrich mimic dinosaur, which lived in the Cretaceous period 70 million years ago.

Unlike its later cousins, which had three long "toes" on each leg, Archaeornithomimus had a short, small toe, and all of its leg bones are much shorter than any other ornithomimid, as well as its hind legs were especially robust.

This finding has led some scientists to wonder if the Archaeornithomimus is a true ornithomimido or a new carnivorous dinosaur not yet identified.

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