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Gallimimus

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Pronounced
gal-lee-MEEM-us
Meaning of name
chicken mimic
Length
  6m
Weight
200kg
Teeth
horny beak, no teeth
Diet
omnivorous
Food
plants, insects, lizards
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(74 - 70 million years ago)
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria, Ornithomimidae, Gallimimus
Named by
Osmólska, Roniewicz and Barsbold (1972)
Type species
bullatus