Image: Ornithomimid filter-feeding

Ornithomimid filter-feeding

Ornithomimosaur filter-feeding. Illustration based on fossils of Ornithomimus edmontonicus.

Michael Skrepnick
© Michael Skrepnick


The fossils of Ornithomimus edmontonicus were found with some soft tissues of their jaws preserved. These tissues are like those of some llinvg water birds, such as flamingos, that eat by straining food from sediment.

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Tags dinosaurs, filter-feeding, diet, food, ornithomimus,