Gallimimus

Gallimimus bullatus

  • Pronounced:  Gal - ih - my - mus

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "chicken mimic"

  • Length:  18 feet (6 m)

  • Height:  8 feet (3.5 m)

  • Weight:  1,000 pounds (500 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 70 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Gallimimus was a speedy predator, the largest of its type. They were called chicken mimics because they probably moved like modern flightless birds. Unlike other meat-eaters, Gallimimus had no teeth. In fact, it had a very small head. This was probably one of the fastest dinosaurs, with speed like a modern cheetah, it could probably run up to 60 mph.

With its small, toothless head, it is believed that Gallimimus probably had a diet of insects, small animals, eggs and maybe even some plants. They hand very long fingers and long arms, which they could use for digging or grabbing eggs. They had a much longer neck that any other therapod dinosaur. In Jurassic Park they were shown as large flock, but we don't know if that was real or movie behavior.



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