75kg, 3.0m-long small theropod
Deinonychus could hold onto its prey with fearsome front claws. One huge claw on each foot swivelled - a kick would rip prey apart. When not in use the claw was held out of the way to keep it sharp. Deinonychus may have hunted Tenontosaurus.
Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae
Named by: Ostrom (1969)
Type species: antirrhopus