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Pelicanimimus

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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.

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Pronounced
pel-e-kan-i-mim-us
Meaning of name
pelican mimic
Length
  2m - 2.5m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(127 - 121 million years ago)
Found in
Spain

Taxonomic details

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