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1.5" Ornithomimus Fossil Toe Bone Cretaceous Dinosaur Age Two Medicine FM MT


Location: Two Medicine Formation, Pondera County, Montana (Private Land Origin)

Weight: 1.4 Ounces

Dimensions: 1.5 Inches Long, 1.1 Inches Wide, 1 Inch Thick

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This is a genuine fossil.

Late Cretaceous 65- 70 Million Years Old 

Ornithomimus ("bird mimic") is a genus of ornithomimid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70-65 mya) of what is now North America 'Ornithomimus'' is characterized by a foot with three weight-bearing toes, long slender arms, and a long neck with a birdlike, elongated, toothless, beaked skull. It was bipedal and superficially resembled an ostrich, except for its long tail. It would have been a swift runner. It had very long limbs, hollow bones, and a large brain and eyes. The brains of ornithomimids were large for dinosaurs, but this may not necessarily be a sign of greater intelligence; some paleontologists think that the enlarged portions of the brain were dedicated to kinesthetic coordination. Their hands are remarkably sloth-like in appearance, which led Henry Fairfield Osborn to suggest that they were used to hook branches during feeding. ''Ornithomimus'' differs from other ornithomimids, such as ''Struthiomimus'', in having a short back, long slender forearms, very slender, straight hand, and foot claws and in having metacarpals and fingers of similar lengths. The three ''Ornithomimus'' species today seen as possibly valid, differ in size.

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