Struthiomimus Dinosaur Claw Replica measures 8 inches. Struthiomimus Dinosaur Claw Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Struthiomimus altus is the scientific name. Our precise claw can be used as a teaching tool, museum claw exhibit, home decor claw, or office decor claw.

Struthiomimus meaning ostrich mimic is a genus of ornithomimid dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous of North America. Ornithomimids were long-legged, bipedal, ostrich-like dinosaurs with toothless beaks. The type species, Struthiomimus altus, is one of the more common small dinosaurs found in Dinosaur Provincial Park; its abundance suggests that these animals were herbivores or omnivores rather than pure carnivores.

The size of Struthiomimus altus is estimated as about 4.3 metres (14 ft) long and 1.4 metres (4.6 ft) tall at the hips, with a weight of around 150 kilograms (330 lb). S. sedens has been estimated at 5.8 metres (19 ft) long, 1.95 metres (6.4 ft) tall at the hips and 420 kilograms (930 lb), making it the largest North American ornithomimosaur. Struthiomimus had a build and skeletal structure typical of ornithomimids, differing from closely related genera like Ornithomimus and Gallimimus in proportions and anatomical details.

As with other ornithomimids, they had small slender heads on long necks (which made up about 40 percent of the length of the body in front of the hips). Their eyes were large and their jaws were toothless. Their vertebral columns consisted of ten neck vertebrae, thirteen back vertebrae, six hip vertebrae, and about thirty-five tail vertebrae. Their tails were relatively stiff and probably used for balance. They had long slender arms and hands, with immobile forearm bones and limited opposability between the first finger and the other two.

Struthiomimus altus three fingers were roughly the same length, and the claws were only slightly curved; Henry Fairfield Osborn, describing a skeleton of S. altus in 1917, compared the arm to that of a sloth. These might have been adaptations to support wing feathers. Struthiomimus differed from close relatives only in subtle aspects of anatomy. The edge of the upper beak was concave in Struthiomimus, unlike Ornithomimus, which had straight beak edges. Struthiomimus had longer hands relative to the humerus than other ornithomimids, with particularly long claws. Their forelimbs were more robust than Ornithomimus.

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Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 in
Struthiomimus Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: †Ornithomimosauria
Family: †Ornithomimidae
Genus: †Struthiomimus
Osborn, 1917
Species: †S. altus
Binomial name: †Struthiomimus altus