Gallimimus

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Gallimimus


Name Meaning: Fowl mimic
Period : Late Cretaceous
Family Group: Theropoda
Diet: Plants and some meat
Size : 17 feet long
Fossil found: Mongolia
1972


Gallimimus


Gallimimus facts

This theropod stood about twice as high as an adult human . It was one of the fastest dinosaurs and could out run a tyrannosaur. Its eyes were relatively large, possibly for hunting mammals at night. They also faced to the side so they had wide range of vision but good depth perception . "Gallimimus" had a beak and no teeth which mean it probably ate both animal and plants . Its arms were long and could easily reach the ground to grab plants, mammals lizards and other small prey . At more than 6 feet tall and 17 feet long . Gallimimus is running away from Albertosaurus and there is no way the lumbering Albertosaurus can catch it . Gallimimus could reach speed of 30 miles per hour ( 48 kph) . It was also able to change direction quickly and dodging and weaving out of reach
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