Therizinosaurus

Therizinosaurus

Pronunciation:
THER-ih-zine-oh-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'scythe lizard'
Therizinosaurus
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Diet:
unknown
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 85-70 million years ago
Found in:
Mongolia

This large dinosaur is only known from the forelimb skeleton, so reconstructions are mostly guesswork.

Therizinosaurus milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae
Named by:
Maleev (1915)
Type species:
cheloniformis

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