|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|
|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.