ORNITHOMIMUS was a very bird-like dinosaur that resembled an ostrich. In fact it's name means "bird mimic". These dinosaurs had a toothless beak and large eyes and probably ate both plants and animals, including insects and smaller animals, eggs, fruits and vegetables. It had very long legs and probably was a very fast runner. They lived during the Cretaceous period in what is now North America.

ORDER Saurischia
SUBORDER Theropoda
FAMILY Ornithomimosauria
DIET Omnivorous
SIZE 15-20 feet long, 8 feet high
PERIOD Late Cretaceous
RANGE North America & Mongolia

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