DEINONYCHUS, meaning “Terrible Claw”
PERIOD: Early Cretaceous Period about 115-108 Million Years Ago
DIET:Carnivore- Meat Eater
SIZE:Deinonychus was nearly 10 feet long, 5 feet tall and weighed about 80 kg.
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  • Deinonychus was a fast-moving and very agile dinosaur. It was bipedal, which means that it walked on two legs. Deinonychus had a curved and flexible neck.
  • The first Deinonychus fossils were found in 1931 in southern Montana but it wasn’t until 1969 that studies were published and it was officially named. Other Deinonychus fossils have since been found in Oklahoma and other parts of North America.
  • Deinonychus is believed to have been among the smartest of dinosaurs.
  • Deinonychus had around 60 teeth and studies suggest that it had about the same bite force as an alligator.