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RE: Deinocheirus



At 12:24 PM 3/17/99 +0100, Thomas Hammann wrote:

> "(...) The creature was named _Deinocheirus_ , which means 'terrible hand'. 
>Maybe the 50 cm(!) long sabre-like foot-claw with it's two 'blood-grooves'
which 
>was found at the place of our camp belonged to this animal."
>
>I think that I've never heard of this mysterious "foot-claw" again. The
article 
>also doesn't explain where and when this claw was exactly found. Maybe there's 
>someone who knows more about that?

Don't know the specimen in question, but it sounds a lot like the hand claw
of _Therizinosaurus_.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661