Pronounced: tih - My - mus
Diet: Carnivore (Meat-Eater) omnivorous?
Name Means: "Tim Mimic"
Length: 10 feet (3 m)
Height: 6 feet (2 m)
Weight: 360 pounds (170 kilos)
Time: Mid Cretaceous - 120 MYA
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Australia
Timimus was a member of the family of
dinosaurs that looked like big ostriches. These
were among the fastest of the dinosaurs, with
long and strong legs, long necks and small
heads. It is related to the Jurassic Park star
Gallimimus. What these dinosaurs ate is still
being discussed. Their small heads don't seem
very threatening compared to other meat-eating
dinosaurs and recent discoveries show that some
didn't even have teeth, they had beaks with
The discovery of this dinosaur in Australia, and the fact that it was found in rock much older than the more common northern hemisphere discoveries, has led some to think that the ornithomimosauria may have originated on the supercontinent of Gondwana.