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Theropod skeletons from the Hell Creek Formation are very rare and avian ones are exceeding rare. Here the Black Hills Institute is putting together a replica of a partial Ornithomimosaur skeleton that was found with a complete undistorted skull. The skull and skeleton of this ornithomimosaur probably represent a new taxon according to the BHI. They state: that because this is the first skull from any member of the family Ornithomimosauridae from the Hell Creek Formation, it is impossible to compare it with other specimens. Clearly, however, the skeleton shows some features in the hand and pelvis that separate it from the described Struthiomimus sedens. Like my other BHI topics the photos and comments are from BHI President Pete Larsen. This replica is going to China. Started mounting an undescribed ornithomimosaur today for a Chinese museum. Using our copy in the background to speed up the process. Making progress on the cast of the undescribed ornithomimosaur from the Montana Hell Creek today. This is a very nice skeleton, despite the missing caudals and most of the dorsals More progress on the ornithomimid today. Finished mounting the other pelvic bones, dorsal and cervical vertebrae. Got a little bit done on the ornithomimosaur today. Finished mounting the chevrons and started on mounting the ribs. Mounted a bunch of bones on the ornithomimosaur today. One must be careful when you give a dinosaur a ribbing, because quite often they can be armed. Without complete feet it’s difficult for a dinosaur to move. I guess this ornithomimosaur will have to be toed We finished the ornithomimosaur mount today. Now we have to tear it down and make shipping brackets, readying it for the long painting process. This Hell Creek fossil is one of the great skeletons from the end of the age of dinosaurs. This is despite the fact that it is missing one leg and arm as well as its tail and most of the dorsal vertebrae Probably the most important part preserved is a complete and, for the most part, undistorted skull! One is not finished with mounting a dinosaur until shipping brackets are constructed to imobalize the parts inside a crate, and to be used should the skeleton be put into storage. We finished the mounting of the ornithomimosaur today
Just off Twitter, saw this headline A new genus and species of ornithomimosaur, Afromimus tenerensis, is described based on a fragmentary skeleton from the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian—Albian) El Rhaz Formation of Niger. The holotype and only known individual preserves caudal vertebrae, chevrons and portions of the right hind limb. It is a pay-walled paper. Abstract available. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.5710/AMGH.23.10.2017.3155
A news article concerning a new ornithomimosaur site from the Early Cretaceous of France..... http://www.sudouest.fr/2013/08/21/des-dinos-et-des-pinceaux-1146355-811.php The French ornithomimosaur represents the second confirmed record of an Early Cretaceous ostrich-mimic from Europe and may provide another insight into the biogeography of the earliest ornithomimosaurs, as Nqwebasaurus has been recently considered an ornithomimosaur and Pelecanimimus is by far the only European ornithomimosaur named so far. I wouldn't be surprised if we find an ostrich mimic in the Wealden of England or the Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah. Who knows?