struthiomimus


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Related to struthiomimus: Ornithomimus
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Noun1.struthiomimus - small light-boned toothless dinosaur resembling an ostrich in size and proportionsstruthiomimus - small light-boned toothless dinosaur resembling an ostrich in size and proportions
ornithomimid - lightly built medium-sized dinosaur having extremely long limbs and necks with small heads and big brains and large eyes
genus Struthiomimus - small toothless saurischian dinosaurs; later Cretaceous period in Canada
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Its center-piece is a bronze replica of a struthiomimus capturing its next meal, a nyctosaurus -- a flying, hair-covered, bat-like pterosaur with a wing span of up to 9.
The struthiomimus, which means "ostrich-mimic" because it was flightless but had feathers for show and warmth, was up to 8 feet tall and 12 feet long and roamed from what is now New Mexico to Canada, eating small animals and eggs.
There were 24 to 28 bones to each model, and some of the faux skeletons were life-size while others like the struthiomimus - an 8-foot long dinosaur said to be related to the ostrich - were on a smaller scale.