Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia

Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ornithomimosauria
Family: Deinocheiridae
Genus: Deinocheirus

It is a large theropod dinosaur, known as ornithomimosaurian, which lived in southern Mongolia, during the late Cretaceous Period (around 70 million years ago)


The structure of its arms is similar to other dinosaurs of this group. This is the largest ornithomimosaur. The most well-preserved parts of Deinocheirus are its forelimbs, which measured long, with long claws.It had a Long arm with three long fingers on each hand

Facts Two long forelimbs and bits of ribs and vertebrae--that were dug up in southern Mongolia in 1970.

  • Diet: carnivore (meat eater)

  • Meaning:”terrible hand”

  • Height: 12-20 feet (3.5-6mm)

  • Weight: 9,000kilos

  • Period: 70 million years ago

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