Pelicanimimus

Pelicanimimus

Pronunciation:
pel-e-kan-i-mim-us
Name meaning:
'pelican mimic'
Pelicanimimus
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Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
2.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 127-121 million years ago
Found in:
Spain

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, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria
Named by:
PĂ©rez-Moreno, Sanz, Buscalioni, Moratalla, Ortega and Rasskin-Gutman (1994)
Type species:
polyodon
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