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- n. Plural form of ornithomimid.
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The bones do superficially resemble the toe bones of ornithomimids, but they superficially resemble the toe bones of many other theropods as well.
The speediest dinosaurs were the ostrich mimic ornithomimids, such as Dromiceiomimus, which could probably run at speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour.
Such ornithomimids as Dromiceiomimus are thought to be among the most intelligent of the fossils have been found world-wide.
Sinornithomimus and other ornithomimids were theropod dinosaurs, the group that includes tyrannosaurs, but unlike most theropods, ornithomimids were herbivores, research shows.
This news follows recent research headed up by Paul Sereno at the University of Chicago who found fossils of a bunch of juvenile ornithomimids hanging out in a group.