- Name meaning:
- 'terrible hand'
- Type of dinosaur:
- large theropod
Originally, scientists only had a pair of arm bones with big, long claws to learn about Deinocheirus. But in 2014, new material revealed that it had a unique, large hump on its back, supported by its back bones. Now we know that it was a truly bizarre-looking creature, with huge, clawed hands, a beaked head like a duck and a hump like a camel.
- Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria
- Named by:
- Osmólska and Roniewicz (1970)
- Type species: