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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  (unranked) Coelurosauria
  (unranked) Ornithomimiformes
  Superfamily Ornithomimosauria
  Family Ornithomimidae
  Genus Pelecanimimus
Pelecanimimus was an ominovorous dinosaur that lived in the early Cretaceous period, between about 135 and 125 million years ago. It was one of the earliest members of the Ornithomimosaur superfamily, and lived in Europe (Fossils of the animal were discovered in Spain).

Pelecanimimus grew to a length of about 6½ to 8 feet (2 to 2.5 meters). It was about 3½ feet (1 meter) tall at the hips, and probably weighed around 220 pounds (100 kilograms).

Pelecanimimus had a number of unusual features for an Ornithomimosaur. These include a very long narrow skull, and a surprisingly large number of teeth (about 220) - most Ornithomimosaur don't seem to have had teeth at all.

The fossils of Pelecanimimus that have been found, include soft-tissue impressions. From these, we know that the animal had a small crest on the back of its head, which was presumably made from skin or keratin, and a punch on its neck (a "gular pouch"), similar to the pouch of modern pelicans. It is this pouch which was the inspiration for the name "Pelecanimimus" - it means "pelican mimic".


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Pelecanimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 135 to 125 million years ago

Pelecanimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 135 to 125 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Pelecanimimus:
  1. Pelecanimimus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Pelecanimimus" means "pelican mimic".

  3. Pelecanimimus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Pelecanimimus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Pelecanimimus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Pelecanimimus was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Pelecanimimus lived between about 135 million years ago and 125 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  6. Pelecanimimus lived in Europe. Its fossils were found in Spain.

  7. Pelecanimimus was a omnivore (ate both meat and plants).

  8. Pelecanimimus was about 6½ to 8 feet (2 to 2.5 meters) long, and about 3½ feet (1 meter) tall at the hips.

  9. Pelecanimimus weighed about 220 pounds (100 kilograms).

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