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Garudimimus

Garudimimus, meaning “Garuda mimic”, is a genus of ornithomimosaur dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Period. It was found in sedimentary deposits in Bayshin Tsav, Mongolia.

Garudimimus was about 13 feet in length and was possibly an omnivore. It is believed that this dinosaur was not built for speed, unlike most ornithomimosaurs. It had short legs and heavy feet. The muscles of the legs were not as developed as in more derived ornithomimosaurs. Each foot had four toes, also unlike the typical three-toed relatives. The skull was rounded and the eyes would have been large. It was previously thought that this dinosaur had a horn at the top of the skull, however, recent studies show that the horn was a misplaced skull bone.

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