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meaning: "Chicken mimic"
Named By: Halszka Osmolska, Ewa Roniewics & Rinchen Barsbold in 1972
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
Location: Mongolia - Nemegt Formation
Size: Largest specimens up to 8 meters long
Diet: Uncertain but possible omnivore
Fossil(s): Numerous individuals including juveniles
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Ornithomimidae |

Gallimimus ( GAL-i-MY-mas; meaning "chicken mimic") is a genus of ornithomimid theropod dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous period (Maastrichtian stage) Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. With individuals as long as 8 m (26 ft), it was one of the largest ornithomimosaurs. Gallimimus is known from multiple individuals, ranging from juvenile (about 0.5 m tall at the hip) to adult (about 2 m tall at the hip). The type species is G.bullatus, which means "capsuled chicken mimic".

Read more about Gallimimus at Wikipedia
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