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Gallimimus
Dinosaur/Paleontology Dictionary
NAME: Meaning - Gallimimus means "rooster mimic"
Pronounced - GAL-i-MIEM-us
Named By - , Halszka Osmólska, Ewa Roniewicz, and Rinchen Barsbold
When Named - 1972
DIET: Omnivore (eating meat and plants) - Gallimimus may have eaten small animals 9like insects and lizards), eggs, and some plant material, by sieving them from mud with comb-like plates in its mouth.
SIZE: Length - 13-20 ft (4-6 m) long
Height - 6.3 ft (1.9 m) tall at the hips
Weight - 970 pounds (440 kg)
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Cretaceous period, about 75-70 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, Asia.
FOSSILS: Gallimimus was found in the Gobi desert in the early 1970's. A few fossils have been found.
CLASSIFICATION:
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs
  • Suborder Theropoda - bipedal carnivores
  • Tetanura - advanced theropods with three fingers
  • Infraorder Coelurosauria - lightly-built fast-running predators with hollow bones and large brains
  • Family Ornithomimosauria - fast-moving, ostrich-like dinosaurs
  • Genus Gallimimus
  • Species G. bullatus (type species named by Osmolska, Roniewicz and Barsbold, 1972)
INTERESTING
FACTS:
Gallimimus was a fast-moving, bird-like dinosaur with a toothless beak; the bottom front part of its beak was shaped like a shovel. It had long legs, a long neck, a long tail, and hollow bones. This dinosaur had short arms with three clawed fingers on each hand, and long legs with three clawed toes on each
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