Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus Mirificus

  • Pronounced:  DINE - o - KIE - rus

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "terrible hand"

  • Length:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Height:  12 - 20 feet (3.5 - 6m)

  • Weight:  up to 10 tons (9,000 kilos)

  • Time:  Cretaceous - 70 million years ago

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Mongolia Asia

Imagine a giant predator as big as Tyrannosaurus  rex that had powerful 8-foot-long arms armed with 10-inch-long claws. Then make it the fastest dinosaur that ever lived and you would have Deinocheirus!

A stunning and fascinating discovery, Deinocheirus is only known from a single skeleton that contained only the arms and a few vertebrae and ribs. The information we do have indicates that Deinocheirus was a large and powerful two-legged predator that would have certainly used its massive arms to catch and kill its prey. If Deinocheirus was in fact a very large member of the Ornithomimosaurian family as scientists now believe (see Gallimimus  ), it could have been very fast - maybe the fastest dinosaur that ever lived.



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