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.
Scientists don't know what Ornithomimus
Currie's team discovered Ornithomimus
edmontonicus, the other ornithomimid described in the Nature paper.
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 fastest was Ornithomimus
, which resembled a modern ostrich and probably ran at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour.
Inside, visitors will see a full-scale Albertosaurus, a small grey Ornithomimus
and two dog-sized Dromaeosaurs with razor- sharp teeth and claws.
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.