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Dromiceiomimus

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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.

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Pronounced
dro-MI-see-oh-me-muss
Meaning of name
emu mimic
Length
  3.5m
Height
  2m
Weight
100kg
Teeth
horny beak
Diet
omnivorous
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

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria, Ornithomimidae, Dromiceiomimus
Named by
Parks (1926)
Type species
brevitertius