Ornithomimoides

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Ornithomimodes
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70–66 Ma
Ornithomimoides mobilis.jpg
Vertebra of O. mobilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Abelisauridae
Genus: Ornithomimoides
von Huene and Matley, 1933
Species
  • O. barasimlensis (type)
  • O. mobilis

Ornithomimoides ("bird mimic-like") is a dubious genus of small theropod dinosaur, from the Late Cretaceous period (Maastrichtian stage, sometime between 70–66 mya) of India.[1] Two species have been identified, though they are known only from isolated vertebrae. O. barasimlensis is known from five dorsal vertebrae, and O. mobilis from four smaller vertebrae, found at the same location. It is possible that they were very small species of abelisaur, and may have measured around two meters (six feet) in length.

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