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Ornithomimus Foot Claw Replica measures 4.0 inches long. Ornithomimus Foot Claw Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Our precise Foot Claw can be used as a teaching tool, museum Foot Claw exhibit, home decor Foot Claw, or office decor Foot Claw.
Ornithomimus or Ornithomimus velox is a genus of ornithomimid dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America, 66 million years ago. Ornithomimus or was a swift bipedal theropod which fossil evidence indicates was covered in feathers, equipped with a small toothless beak that may indicate an omnivorous diet.
Ornithomimus or Ornithomimus velox are characterized by feet with three weight-bearing toes, long slender arms, and long necks with birdlike, elongated, toothless, beaked skulls. They were bipedal and superficially resembled ostriches. They had very long limbs, hollow bones, and large brains and eyes. The brains of ornithomimids in general were large for non-avialan dinosaurs. The bones of the hands are remarkably sloth-like in appearance.
Ornithomimus or Ornithomimus velox differ from other ornithomimids, such as Struthiomimus, in having shorter torsos, long slender forearms, very slender, straight hand and foot claws and in having hand bones (metacarpals) and fingers of similar lengths.
Ornithomimus or Ornithomimus velox like many dinosaurs, was long thought to have been scaly. However, in 1995, several specimens of Ornithomimus have been found preserving evidence of feathers. In 1995, 2008 and 2009, three Ornithomimus edmontonicus specimens with evidence of feathers were found; two adults with carbonized traces on the lower arm, indicating the former presence of pennaceous feather shafts, and a juvenile with impressions of feathers, of which were up to five centimetres in length, in the form of hair-like filaments covering the rump, legs and neck was also discovered.
The fact that the feather imprints were found in sandstone, previously thought to not be able to support such impressions, raised the possibility of finding similar structures with more careful preparation of future specimens.
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