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- n. Any member of the Ornithomimidae.
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- n. lightly built medium-sized dinosaur having extremely long limbs and necks with small heads and big brains and large eyes
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These physical similarities suggest that Effigia and the ornithomimid dinosaurs evolved similarly during two different eras, the scientists say.
Extreme convergence in the body plans of an early suchian (Archosauria) and ornithomimid dinosaurs (Theropoda).
Composed entirely of juveniles of a single species of ornithomimid dinosaur (Sinornithomimus dongi), the herd suggests that immature individuals were left to fend for themselves when adults were preoccupied, perhaps with nesting or brooding.
What makes them particularly interesting is the fact that they’ve been identified as belong to an ornithomimid (Brokenshire & Clarke 1993): a theropod clade (often known as ostrich dinosaurs) otherwise restricted to the Cretaceous.
Composed entirely of juveniles of a single species of ornithomimid dinosaur (
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