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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

…Aepyornithomimus tugrikinensis.

"Called Aepyornithomimus tugrikinensis, the new dinosaur is a type of ornithomimosaur (Ornithomimidae), a group of theropods that evolved a toothless beak and were likely omnivorous or herbivorous, superficially resembling extant ostriches.

The ancient creature lived in what is now Mongolia during the Campanian, the fifth of six ages of the Late Cretaceous epoch.

The fossil remains of the beast were found in the eolian deposits of the Djadokhta Formation at the Tögrögiin Shiree locality…"
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