Previous fossils of the species, Ornithomimus
edmontonicus (illustrated), hadn't revealed any feathers.
To answer this mystery, researchers investigated fossils of a dinosaur called Ornithomimus edmontonicus.
"The most recent ideas about Ornithomimus was that it was herbivorous.
Iguanodon And Other Spiky-thumbed Plant-eaters (0761420-053) places Iguanodon in a class with others and comments on its predatory methods; Ornithomimus
And Other Speedy 'Ostrich Dinosaurs' (0761420061) discusses dinos built for running; Therizinosaurus And Other Colossal-Clawed Plant-Eaters (076142007X) gives a dramatic focus on giant dino claws--something barely mentioned in other titles; Plateosaurus And Other Early Long-Necked Plant-Eaters (0761420088) focuses on dino long necks and their ability to eat tall plants; and Geratosaurus And Other Horned Meat-Eaters (0761420096) will delight kids who enjoy fierce dinos.
Parents stumped by what to buy the little darlings for Christmas can learn all about the easy-to-train ornithomimus
-an exciting alternative to a pony.
State-of-the-art robotic models including a triceratops, stegosaurus and ornithomimus
have arrived at the Hancock Museum to star in their own exhibition.
Ally's private prehistoric "zoo" also includes a flying Pteranodon, which flaps its giant leathery wings into the lens, and a stealthy Ornithomimus
, which makes the mistake of stealing an egg from a T-rex nest.
The researchers found evidence of feathers preserved with a juvenile and two adults skeletons of Ornithomimus, a dinosaur that belongs to the group known as ornithomimids.
The specimens reveal an interesting pattern of change in feathery plumage during the life of Ornithomimus.
The fastest was Ornithomimus
, which resembled a modern ostrich and probably ran at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour.
rex and six Edmontosaurus partial skeletons, along with fossil bones of three other dinosaurs: Thescelosaurus and Ornithomimus
, two bird-like, bipedal meat-eaters reaching some 12 feet in length at maturity; and Ankylosaurus, an armored, four-legged plant-eater with a club tail.