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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  (unranked) Coelurosauria
  (unranked) Ornithomimiformes
  Superfamily Ornithomimosauria
  Family Ornithomimidae
  Genus Dromiceiomimus
Dromiceiomimus was an dinosaur that lived in North America during the late Cretaceous period, between about 80 and 65 million years ago.

Dromiceiomimus was about 12 feet (3.5 meters) long, and is believed to have weighed around 220 to 330 pounds (100 to 150 kilograms). It is thought to have been a fast-runner like its close relative, Struthiomimus. It also seems to have good vision, and may well have been nocturnal.

As with Struthiomimus, there has been some debate about what Dromiceiomimus would have eaten. Dromiceiomimus is often considered to have been an omnivore. It is diet may have consisted of small lizards and mammals, eggs, insects, and fruit. It has been suggested (most noteably by the paleontologist Dale A. Russell) that Dromiceiomimus may have been entirely carnivorous, but the animal does seem to have some features would have suited a party herbivorous lifestyle.


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Dromiceiomimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago

Dromiceiomimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Dromiceiomimus:
  1. Dromiceiomimus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Dromiceiomimus" means "emu mimic".

  3. Dromiceiomimus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Dromiceiomimus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Dromiceiomimus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Dromiceiomimus was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Dromiceiomimus lived between about 80 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Dromiceiomimus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

  7. Dromiceiomimus lived in North America.

  8. Dromiceiomimus was a omnivore (ate both meat and plants).

  9. Dromiceiomimus is usually thought of as an omnivore, as the animal's body shape suggests it would have been suited to a part herbivorous (plant-eating) lifestyle. However, it has also been argued that Dromiceiomimus may have been entirely carnivorous (meat-eating).

  10. Dromiceiomimus was about 14 feet (4.3 meters) long, and about 4½ (1.4 meters) tall at the hips.

  11. Dromiceiomimus weighed about 330 pounds (150 kilograms).

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