Gallimimus was a fast-running dinosaur that lived in Mongolia
in the late Cretaceous period,
about 75 to 70 million years ago.
Gallimimus was about 13 feet (4 meters) long,
and weighed around 60 pounds (27 kilograms).
Gallimimus had a long snout ending in a beak, and its hands seem better
suited to digging than to grasping. Some scientists believe that Gallimimus
may have dug up other dinosaurs' eggs buried in sand, and then cracked
them open with its beak.
Another possibility is that it may have been an omnivore,
eating small animals, insects,
and perhaps some plant material, as well as eggs.
Gallimimus had hollow bones similar to modern birds. It also has a number
of adaptations suggesting that it may have been a fast runner. These
include long limbs, a long tibia (the shin bone) and metatarsus (the long
bones of the foot), as well as short toes.
of Gallimimus were discovered in the early 1970s, and the creature was
Rinchen Barsbold, Halszka Osmólska and Ewa Roniewicz.
Gallimimus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Gallimimus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Gallimimus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Gallimimus was not itself an ancestor of birds).
Gallimimus lived between about 75 million years ago and 70 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
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