Ornithomimid "OPHELIA"

Bronze Dinosaur Sculpture

The Hartman Foundation

Hartman Prehistoric Garden
Zilker Botanical Garden

Bronze with multi-colored patina

Ornithomimus (Greek for "bird-mimic") is one of a group of medium-size elongated dinosaurs that lived in North America during the late Cretaceous period, 97 to 65 million years ago.

Scientists believe this dinosaur was fast, traveling as much as 40 miles per hour. The Ornithomimus in motion would have looked much like the gait or stride of an ostrich or emu.

Approximately 8 feet long, it had a larger brain (for its size) than most dinosaurs. Ornithomimus is thought to have lived on a diet of plants, insects, eggs and small animal prey because of its relatively small teeth and three-fingered forepaws.