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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Thyreophora
  Infraorder Ankylosauria
  Genus Minmi
Minmi was an armored herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in Australia during the early Cretaceous period, between about 119 and 113 million years ago.

Minmi was about 6½ feet (2 meters) long, and stood about 3 feet (1 meter) tall at the shoulder. Its body, head and tail were protected by a variety of types of bony armor. Its hind legs were longer than its front limbs, and from fossilized tracks, scientists believe that Minmi was relatively slow moving.


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Minmi was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 119 to 113 million years ago

Minmi was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 119 to 113 million years ago

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

  2. "Minmi" is named after the Minmi Crossing in Australia.

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

  4. Minmi lived between about 119 million years ago and 113 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  5. Minmi lived in Australia.

  6. Minmi was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  7. Minmi was about 6½ feet (2 meters) long, and 3 feet (1 meter) tall.

  8. Minmi weighed about 500 pounds (225 kilograms).

  9. Minmi was protected by several types of bony armor covering its head and body, and along the tail.

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