“Mmm, a Gallimimus. Dr. Grant was obsessed with your latest creation. He believed this dino was one of the closest genetic relatives to the modern avian species.”
- - Dr. Ian Malcolm
Gallimimus is a genus of ornithomimid dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous Asia. The largest species of ornithomimid available on the Five Deaths, Gallimimus are first unlocked by the Hammond Foundation on Isla Tacaño.
Gallimimus was first bred by InGen for the original Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. Based on an InGen report, the original herd of Gallimimus on Isla Nublar numbered twenty four individuals, though by 1994, their numbers dropped dramatically to nine due to constant Tyrannosaurus attacks.
On Isla Sorna, there was an original population count of twenty. However, it is unknown if and how this figure changed over time, due to the island being abandoned after Hurricane Clarissa hit the island. It is assumed that because of the frog DNA added to the Gallimimus genome, some animals changed sex and began breeding.
After Jurassic World was completed in 2004, Gallimimus was exhibited in the Gallimimus Valley attraction, where tourists could take a safari ride through the valley among the Gallimimus. Guests could also interact with juvenile Gallimimus in the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo. Three years later, Gallimimus were encountered during the eruption of Mount Sibo, which threatened it and the other species of resurrected dinosaur with extinction. Several Gallimimus were successfully transported to the mainland. These specimens were later released from their cages alongside numerous other species of dinosaurs, into the wilds of northern California.
Gallimimus is one of the largest and best understood of the Ornithomimidae family. Like other genera such as Struthiomimus, it had long legs, a long neck and a toothless beak. The diet of this family of dinosaurs has always been a point of debate, but from stomach contents containing gastrolith stones and wear and tear on beaks suggest that Gallimimus was mostly herbivorous. Gallimimus also had a wide field of vision, which was useful for spotting predators such as Tarbosaurus or packs of Zanabazar.
Mongolia at this time was rich with a myriad of dinosaur genus, including strange giant theropods such as Deinocheirus, Gigantoraptor and Therizinosaurus. Alongside these giants were more conventional dinosaurs; hadrosaurs such as Saurolophus, pachycephalosaurs such as Homalocephale and Prenocephale, ankylosaurs and titanosaurs.
- Gallimimus was the seventh dinosaur to receive a Species Profile, on 2 March 2018.
- Gallimimus has appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
- The variant of Gallimimus seen in Evolution is based on its depiction in 2015's Jurassic World and its 2018 sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
- In reality, Gallimimus are believed to have possessed feathers.
- The Gallimimus in the game appears to have keratinous teeth-like serrations in its mouth similar to modern-day geese.
Gallimimus on Wikipedia