Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: a-vih-MY-mus
- Translation: Bird Mimic
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae
- Family: Avimimidae
- Superfamily: Ornithomimosauria (of the microorder Coelurosauria)
- Height: 3.5 feet (1.1 meters)
- Length: 5 feet (1.5 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Fossils of Avimimus have been found in Mongolia and China. A small,birdlike dinosaur, Avimimus was probably a swift runner, preying upon lizardsand insects. Although the idea is disputed, Avimimus may have had featheredwings. It is distinct enough from other theropods to merit its own family.