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Deinocheirus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

Information

Deinocheirus is only known from its arms, so reconstructions are mostly guesswork.

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Pronounced
DINE-oh-KIRE-us
Meaning of name
terrible hand
Length
estimated  10m
Diet
unknown
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(70 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria, Deinocheirus
Named by
Osmólska and Roniewicz (1970)
Type species
mirificus