Pelecanimimus

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Pelecanimimus


Name Meaning: Pelican Mimic
Period: Early Cretaceous
Family Group: Theropoda
Diet: Meat
Size: 6-8 feet
Fossil Found: Spain 1994

Pelecanimimus



This unusual ornithominosaur-a group of fast ostrich-like dinosaur -had more than 220 teeth. Most dinosaurs in this group had no teeth. The large number of small teeth acted like a fine cutting tool and possibly was used for filtering food from the water. It had a strong tongue its hand was long, with three fingers that acted together as a hook. Some skin impressions have been found but no true feathers.

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