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Re: The Question Of The Day ?
>Seriously, I have a fondness for bizarre, somewhat enigmatic dinosaurs,
>like the therizinosauroids ("segnosaurs"). I also reeeeeeeeally wanna know
>what the heck _Deinocheirus_ is!!
Well, except for size, there is nothing to seperate Deinocheirus from the
Ornithomimosauria. The alledged 'raptorial' claws is hogwash: those
unguals are quite broad transversely and do not have the curve to them that
Torvosaurus, Dryptosaurus, and other large-clawed predatory theropods have.
(Still, it would be good if we found more of the skeleton, just to know for
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