Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: dro-MEE-see-o-MYE-mus
- Translation: Emu Mimic
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae
- Family: Ornithomimidae
- Superfamily: Ornithomimosauria (of the microorder Coelurosauria)
- Height: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
- Weight: 220 pounds (99.8 kg)
- Length: 11 feet (3.4 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Discovered in Alberta, Canada, Dromiceiomimus wasprobably one of the most intelligent dinosaurs of the CretaceousPeriod, with a brain larger than that of an ostrich. It was also aswift runner, capable of speeds up to 40 mph (64 km/h).Its relatively weak jaws had no teeth, but as there is no evidencethat Dromicieomimus swallowed stones for use in digestion, it isunlikely that it ate plants. Its hands are well-adapted for digging,which suggests that it ate insects and eggs. Because of the largesize of its pelvic canal, Dromiceiomimus may have given birth toits young, rather than laying eggs.