Note: A digitally colored version of the original, available here:
Deinocheirus mirificus (Osmólska & Roniewicz, 1970)
Length: 11 m
Though Deinocheirus was originally known only from her enormous arms (exceeded in size only by Therizinosaurus), two new skeletal remains (this time more complete) described in 2014 (after being successfully recovered from Mongolian thieves) helped shed some light on this previously enigmatic animal, such as her now-confirmed (at least partial) piscivory, though she remains quite an enigma. Unfortunately, in attaining huge size, she has lost the speed and intelligence of her smaller relatives.
Sunday, November 29th, 2015