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meaning: "bird mimic"
Named By: Sergei Kurzanov in 1981
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
Location: Mongolia - Nemegt Formation
Size: 1.5 meters long
Diet: Usually thought to be an omnivore or herbivore though has been suggested to be an insectivore
Fossil(s): Numerous specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Theropoda | Oviraptorosauria | Oviraptoridae | Elmisaurinae |

Avimimus ( AY-vi-MY-mas), meaning "bird mimic" (Latin avis = bird + mimus = mimic), was a genus of oviraptorosaurian theropod dinosaur, named for its bird-like characteristics, that lived in the late Cretaceous in what is now Mongolia, around 70 million years ago.

Read more about Avimimus at Wikipedia
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