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A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Deinonychus of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by sickle-shaped talons and powerful jaws.

[New Latin Deinonychus, genus name : Greek deinos, fearful, terrifying + Greek onux, onukh-, nail, claw; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.]
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a genus of carnivorous dinosaur which existed in the early Cretaceous period, notable for the unusually large curved claws on the second toe of its feet
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Noun1.deinonychus - swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind footdeinonychus - swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind foot; of the Cretaceous
maniraptor - advanced carnivorous theropod
genus Deinonychus - advanced bipedal carnivorous dinosaur
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Team Appleby can also get on the scoresheet here with DEINONYCHUS (5.0).
CARLISLE Going: Heavy 5.10 Auckland Lodge 5.45 Fox Hill 6.15 Noble Music 6.45 Bodyline 7.15 Dawn Breaking 7.45 Black Friday 8.15 Roar FFOS LAS Going: Soft-good to soft in places 2.15 Arcadienne 2.45 Arabian Moon 3.15 Royal Council 3.45 Chinese Alphabet 4.15 Cape Cavalli 4.45 General Zoff 5.15 Flying Dragon LINGFIELD Going: Standard 4.55 Carraigin Aonair 5.30 Cool Sphere 6.00 Olaudah 6.30 Nicky Baby 7.00 Delicate Kiss 7.30 Essential 8.00 Harbour Times NOTTINGHAM Going: Soft 2.00 Leapers Wood (nap) 2.30 Cloud Drift 3.00 Road To Paris 3.30 Kyllang Rock 4.00 Afandem 4.30 Ninjago 5.00 Deinonychus
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The exhibition features three dinosaurs: Acrocanthosaurus, a carnivore and the official dinosaur of the state of Oklahoma; Tenontosaurus, a long-tailed herbivore; and one of Tenontosaurus' predators, Deinonychus, a carnivore with sickle-shaped, switchblade-like claws.
As a grown-up you may not be able to tell an ankylosaurus from a deinonychus, but your five-year-old might surprise you.
Chip the Deinonychus Chip is a deinonychus, which is one of the raptor family.
It resembles small theropods like the deinonychus, coelophysis and dromaeosaurus - extinct 65 million years.
Paleontologists believe they belong to the Deinonychus, a type of dinosaur famous for its ferocious appearance in the "Jurassic Park" film.
(2) Velociraptors were much smaller (and, consequently, less threatening) than those depicted on the silver screen, which are arguably more closely modelled on the deinonychus, a similarly threatening, larger cousin of the velociraptor that suffers from having a less-easily-abbreviated name.
After Violet Dancer had never looked likely to catch leader Deinonychus in the 1m4f maiden, Moore blamed himself.