Gallimimus Dinosaur Wall Sticker

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Gallimimus Dinosaur Wall Sticker measures Width: 39 inches x Height 53 inches. The Gallimimus Dinosaur Wall Sticker is full color printed on patented thick and durable vinyl wall stickers-resists tearing. Reusable and easy to reapply. Made in USA. The Gallimimus was presumed to have ostrich-like legs and three-clawed toes. These long and powerful legs allowed it to reach running speeds up to 40 mph, which surely helped it escape from predatory dinosaurs.

Gallimimus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous period, about seventy million years ago. Gallimimus is the largest known ornithomimid; adults were about 20 feet long, 6 ft. 3 in. tall at the hip and weighed about 970 lbs. As evidenced by its relative Ornithomimus, it would have had feathers. The head was small and light with large eyes that faced to the sides. The snout was long compared to other ornithomimids, although it was broader and more rounded at the tip than in other species. Gallimimus was toothless with a keratinous (horny) beak, and had a delicate lower jaw. Many of the vertebrae had openings that indicate they were pneumatic (air-filled). The neck was proportionally long in relation to the trunk. The hands were proportionally the shortest of any ornithomimosaur and each had three digits with curved claws. The forelimbs were weak while the hindlimbs were proportionally long.

As an ornithomimid, Gallimimus would have been a fleet (or cursorial) animal, using its speed to escape predators; its speed has been estimated at 29–34 mph. It may have had good vision and intelligence comparable to ratite birds. Gallimimus may have lived in groups, based on the discovery of several specimens preserved in a bone bed. Various theories have been proposed regarding the diet of Gallimimus and other ornithomimids. The highly mobile neck may have helped locate small prey on the ground, but it may also have been an opportunistic omnivore. It has also been suggested that it used small columnar structures in its beak for filter-feeding in water, though these structures may instead have been ridges used for feeding on tough plant material, indicative of a herbivorous diet.

 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 39 × 53 in
Gallimimus Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: †Ornithomimosauria
Family: †Ornithomimidae
Genus: †Gallimimus
Species: †G. bullatus
Binomial name: †Gallimimus bullatus

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