Avimimus was about 5 feet (1.5 meters) long. Although it had a relatively small
head (compared to its body), it does seem to have had a relatively large brain
and eyes. It was equipped with a serated beak, and this is usually though to
suggest that the animal was a herbivore (eating only plants) or omnivore (eating
both plants and meat), although there is an alternative hypothesis that it was
an insectivore (specialized in eating insects).
The bones of the animal's hand were fused together like in modern birds, and
most paleontologists believe that Avimimus was covered in feathers (there are indications
of the attachment points for feathers on arms).
It has been suggested that perhaps Avimimus might have been capable of weak flight, but
many, perhaps even most, paleontologists think that the Avimimus probably could not fly,
but instead was specialized in running - evidence for this is provided by the bones of
its legs, which seem to be those of a running animal.
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