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Therizinosaurus

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

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Pronounced
THER-ih-zine-oh-SORE-us
Meaning of name
scythe lizard
Diet
unknown
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(85 - 70 million years ago)
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae, Therizinosaurus
Named by
Maleev (1915)
Type species
cheloniformis