Limusaurus modernii (name meaning "modern mud lizard") is a species of non-avian theropod dinosaur that originaly lived in the Jurassic (Oxfordian stage) Upper Shishugou Formation in the Junggar Basin in what is now western China, and was once extinct, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and now lives in Cretaceous Park located in Sacramento, California. Limusaurus modernii is a small, slender animal, about 1.7 metres (5 ft 7 in) in length, that has a long neck and legs but also highly reduced forelimbs. It undergoes a drastic morphological transformation as it grows up; while juveniles and toothed, these teeth are completely lost and replaced by a beak with age, corresponding to a shift in diet from omnivory to herbivory. It is a solitary animal in most of its life, except during mating seasons, when males compete with males by fighting with foot claws until one backs down and a winner gets a right to mate.
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