Pelicanimimus

Pelicanimimus

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'pelican mimic'
Pelicanimimus
2.0m-long ornithomimosaur
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Diet: carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Country: Spain
Period: Early Cretaceous, 127-121 million years ago

Pelicanimimus had more than 200 very small fine teeth. The holotype (the defining fossil of this dinosaur) is well preserved, with a visible throat pouch.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria
Named by: PĂ©rez-Moreno, Sanz, Buscalioni, Moratalla, Ortega and Rasskin-Gutman (1994)
Type species: polyodon
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