Dromiceiomimus

Dromiceiomimus

Pronunciation:
dro-MI-see-oh-me-muss
Name meaning:
'emu mimic'
Dromiceiomimus
Dinosaur description:
100kg, 3.5m-long
large theropod
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Diet:
omnivorous omnivorous food icon
Country:
Canada
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 74-70 million years ago
Teeth:
horny beak
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
plants, possibly insects and animals too

Dromiceiomimus looked very like a modern ostrich, but without the thick layer of feathers (it may have had some feathers).

Dromiceiomimus is now a nomen dubium (dubious name), because the fossils are no longer thought to represent a distinct dinosaur type.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria, Ornithomimidae
Named by:
Parks (1926)
Type species:
brevitertius
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