Dinosaurs, which we know is a kind of extinct creature long ago, and now there are a lot of fossils and information about dinosaurs. So do you know which are the 10 fastest of all known dinosaurs? Let’s take a look.
1. Troodon (80 km/h)
Troodon may be the fastest one in the age of dinosaurs, with a speed of 80 km/h. They are relatives of modern birds. They not only run very fast but also have a very high IQ. They are considered to be one of the smartest dinosaurs.
The second-ranked dinosaur is Deinonychus, which is very small compared to other dinosaurs, but very fast, up to 70 kilometers per hour. They are a combination of odontodon and Drosauridae, and a close relative of raptors.
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According to the fossils of the Dromaeosaurs, its speed is also very fast, up to 70 km/h. To escape the faster and faster carnivores, the smaller herbivores had to be able to run as fast as they could, or they would be eaten! One of the most distinctive features of this dinosaur is a sickle-shaped claw on its second toe. Dromaeosaurs are perhaps the closest relatives of birds.
4. Ornithomimus (70km/h)
For Ornithomimus, the best defense strategy is to run away quickly. It has light bones and a long, rudder-like tail, which allows it to run at speeds of up to 70 km/h. They have straight finger claws and toe claws, and the fingers are similar in length to the palm of the hand. Based on this feature, some scholars speculate that the Ornithomimus used the palm to hook down the branches to eat.
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Gallimimus means “a dinosaur that is good at imitating chickens”. It looks very much like a bird, but it can’t fly. The body shape is similar to the current ostrich, but with no feathers and wings, run speed can reach 68km/h. The reason why it runs fast is due to its body structure, light-body, slender forelimbs, and long and thin hind limbs, which can take a long-distance in one step.
6. Struthiomimus (67km/h)
Struthiomimus means “dinosaur imitating ostriches”. In the dinosaur world, it is an expert at running short distances at full speed, with a running speed of 67 km/h. It had flat, narrow claws on its feet that were like the nails in a running shoe, preventing it from slipping under its feet while chasing prey at full speed. Its tibia was longer than its femur, indicating that they were good at running, and may have been used to escape predators.
7. Elaphrosaurus (65km/h)
Elaphrosaurus means “lightweight lizard”, a vegetarian dinosaur. The skeleton of the Elaphrosaurus was found in Tanzania and is a nearly complete skeleton. The slender body and tibia longer than the femur suggested that they were very good at running to avoid the pursuit of giant predatory dinosaurs.
8. Velociraptor (64km/h)
Then there is the famous Velociraptor. Many people think that it is the fastest dinosaur, but its top speed is 64 kilometers per hour. Compared with the above dinosaurs, it is still slower.
9. Eotyrannu (61km/h)
Eotyrannu is the “ancestor” of Tyrannosaurus rex. It was smaller than later tyrannosaurs, capable of running at speeds of up to 61 km/h, and had rudimentary arms with three fingers and longer hands than any tyrannosaurid dinosaur. With such advantages, it is not a problem to kill prey twice as large as itself.
10. Gigantoraptor (58km/h)
The Gigantoraptor was born in the Cretaceous period. It is a member of the Oviraptor family. They are tall, with long necks, strong bodies, and powerful limbs, making them one of the best runners.
The age of dinosaurs has been 250 million to 65 million years ago. There are still many dinosaurs that have not been discovered yet, and there are still many undiscovered secrets about dinosaurs. In the future, there must be unknown dinosaurs to be discovered, let us look forward to it. Mysinosaus company can make all the dinosaurs that have been found so far and let more ancient creatures enter the real world.