ornithomimid


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Noun1.ornithomimid - lightly built medium-sized dinosaur having extremely long limbs and necks with small heads and big brains and large eyesornithomimid - lightly built medium-sized dinosaur having extremely long limbs and necks with small heads and big brains and large eyes
bird-footed dinosaur, theropod, theropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
Ornithomimida, suborder Ornithomimida - lightly built medium-size theropods
struthiomimus - small light-boned toothless dinosaur resembling an ostrich in size and proportions
deinocheirus - lightly built medium-sized theropod with long limbs and neck
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Washington, January 2 ( ANI ): An ostrich-like dinosaur, known as an ornithomimid, would probably yield the most consumer-friendly cut of meat while still maintaining a unique dinosaur taste, researchers say.
Though most theropods were carnivorous, ornithomimids were unique in that they had no teeth, a fact that has led most to believe they ate mostly plant matter.
Such a feeding strategy would help explain why paleontologists have found most ornithomimid remains in sediments deposited in lakes, rivers, and other wet environments, Makovicky notes.
I'd never considered that if one were to design a Mesozoic duck, it would look like an ornithomimid," says Russell.
Washington, October 26 ( ANI ): A new discovery by Canadian researchers has suggested that all ornithomimid dinosaurs would have had feathers and wings.