Gallimimus was an omnivore that lived in the Late Cretaceous, about 75-70 million years ago. Gallimimus means "rooster imitator" and was very similar to today's ostriches. These long-necked, long-legged creatures inhabited Asia and North America.
It had great vision, thanks to its large eyes. They are the fastest of all dinosaurs, its long tail helped it to keep its balance when running and stabilized it in fast turns. It had a small head with a long beak.
Gallimimus' arms, claws and hands were short, it also had elongated forelimbs. And because of this, it was discovered that they were likely to cling to tasty tree branches while feeding.
At first, scientists thought they were herbivores, but later discovered that these dinosaurs ate small Cretaceous animals, insects, eggs and plants.
Gallimimimus lived in Mongolia in Asia and its skeleton was found in the Gobi Desert. Gallimimimus was among the largest of the ornithomimids. It was about 4-6 m long, 1.9 m high at the hips and weighed 440 kg. Like most modern birds it had a hollow bone. It could run at speeds of about 43 miles per hour.
Gallimimus laid eggs like today's modern birds.
Yes! Gallimimus had a hollow bone that kept it light when it ran, making them the fastest of all dinosaurs.
Gallimimus was an omnivorous dinosaur, probably eating small animals such as insects and lizard eggs, and some plant material.
Yes, it had, they were relatives of Ornithomimus which was found to have feathers.
Gallimimus was among the largest of the ornithomids, very similar to today's ostriches. It was about 4-6 m long, 1.9 m high at the hips and weighed 440 kg. Like most modern birds it was hollow-boned. It had a long neck and long legs. The arms, claws and hands of Gallimimus were short, although it also had elongated forelimbs.
Gallimimus lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia.
In the movies, we can see that Gallimimus lived in herds but there is not enough evidence to prove it.
Gallimimus fought back by pecking and kicking. Its powerful legs were not only used for running, but also for kicking. It had a long beak and ridges that could scratch or damage the predator's eyes, nose and neck.