Dromiceiomimus

Dromiceiomimus

Pronunciation:
dro-MI-see-oh-me-muss
Name meaning:
'emu mimic'
Dromiceiomimus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
3.5m
Weight:
100kg
Diet:
omnivorous omnivorous food icon
Teeth:
horny beak
Food:
plants, possibly insects and animals too
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 74-70 million years ago
Found in:
Canada

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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