Ornithomimoides
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70–66 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: Abelisauridae
Genus: Ornithomimoides
von Huene and Matley, 1933
Species
  • O. barasimlensis (type)
  • O. mobilis

Ornithomimoides ("bird mimic-like") is a dubious genus of theropod dinosaur, from the Late Cretaceous period (Maastrichtian stage, sometime between 70–66 mya) of India.[1] Two species have been identified, though they are known only from isolated vertebrae. O. barasimlensis is known from five dorsal vertebrae, and O. mobilis from four smaller vertebrae, found at the same location. It is possible that they were very big species of abelisaur, and may have measured around 6.2 to 9 meters (20 to 30 feet) in length.

See also

Bibliography

  • Huene, 1932. Die fossile Reptil-Ordnung Saurischia, ihre Entwicklung und Geschichte. Monog. Geol. Pal. 4 (1) pts. 1 and 2, viii + 361 pp.
  • Huene and Matley. 1933. The Cretaceous Saurischia and Ornithischia of the central provinces of India. Pal. Indica 21 1-74, 33 figs., 24 pls.
  • Novas and Bandyopaphyay, 1999. New approaches on the Cretaceous theropods from India. VII International Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, abstracts.
  • Novas, Agnolin and Bandyopadhyay, 2004. Cretaceous theropods from India: A review of specimens described by Huene and Matley (1933). Rev. Mus. Argentino Cienc. Nat., n.s. 6(1): 67-103.

References

  1. ^ "Ornithomimoides in the Dinosaur Encyclopaedia at Dino Russ's Lair". Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2011-04-10.