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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  (unranked) Coelurosauria
  Parvorder Oviraptorosauria
  Family Caenagnathidae
  Genus Nomingia
Nomingia was an ominovorous dinosaur that lived in Mongolia during the late Cretaceous period, about 70 to 65 million years ago. It was found in a region of Mongolia known as the Nomingiin Gobi, to which its name refers.

Nomingia was about 5 feet (1.6 meters) long.

Physically, Nomingia, like many of its relatives such (Caudipteryx, Oviraptor and Protarchaeopteryx) seems to have been quite bird-like. It was probably covered with feathers, and its tail had a pygostyle-like mass (like that of Caudipteryx), and so is thought to have had a fan of feathers at its tail.


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Nomingia was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago

Nomingia was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago

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

  2. "Nomingia" refers to a part of the Gobi desert near where this dinosaur was first found, the Nomingiin Gobi.

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

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

  5. Nomingia lived between about 70 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

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

  7. Nomingia lived in Mongolia.

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

  9. Nomingia was about 5 feet (1.6 meters) long.

  10. Nomingia weighed about 45 pounds (20 kilograms).

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