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Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
Deinocheirus claw.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ornithomimosauria
Family: Deinocheiridae
Genus: Deinocheirus
Species: D. mirificus
Binomial name
Deinocheirus mirificus
Osmólska & Roniewicz, 1970

Deinocheirus (meaning 'horrible hand') is a genus of ornithomimid dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Mongolia. In 1965, arms and shoulder girdles were found.

More parts were found in 2014, and this large dinosaur was probably omnivorous.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lee Y.N. et al 2014. Resolving the long-standing enigmas of a giant ornithomimosaur Deinocheirus mirificus. Nature 515 (7526): 257–260. [1]