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THERIZINOSAURUS (ther-ih-zin-o-SAWR-us) "Scythe Lizard" (Greek therizo- = reap + sauros = lizard, refering to its sicklelike CLAWS)

A Late Cretaceous CARNIVOROUS relative of DEINOCHEIRUS. It is known from a gigantic arm, several sickle-shaped claws, incomplete hind legs, and a tooth. The arm was 8 feet (2.4 m) long, and gthe claws were 2 and 3 feet (60 and 90 cm) long. The arm was shorter but more massive than the arms of Deinocheirus. The FOSSILS of this BIPEDAL meat eater were found in Mongolia, Russia.

Classification: Coelurosauria, Theropoda, Saurischia