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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.]


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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It resembles small theropods like the deinonychus, coelophysis and dromaeosaurus - extinct 65 million years.
The common feature of Deinonychus is the huge spring-like second toe, which it used for hunting.
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.
a) The following models lease (in addition to the imposition of subrogation): ornithosuchus (1pc), Plateosaurus (1), Plateosaurus excavation area (1), Apatosaurus rearing (1), europasaurus (1) europasaurus of age (1) , Stegosaurus (1), Diplodocus (1), Diplodocus younger (2), Ceratosaurus (1) Pterodactylus airport (1), Allosaurus younger (1), Deinonychus (2), Iguanodon younger resistant ( 1) Iguanodon younger horizontal (1), Iguanodon nest is small with (1), Triceratops (1), T-Rex (1), Pachycephalosaurus (2), Triceratops baby lying (3) Photo Head ( 1) Troodon (3), Stegosaurus baby (1) Velociraptor (1);
There was a surprise in the opener at Lingfield when 1-5 favourite Violet Dancer was turned over by 9-2 Deinonychus.
A description of Deinonychus antirrhopus bite marks and estimates of bite force using tooth indentation simulations.
It is thought that such fierce animals, like the Deinonychus, may have hunted their prey in packs like wolves do today.
2007): A Reevaluation of Cooperative Pack Hunting and Gregariousness in Deinonychus antirrhopus and Other Nonavian Theropod Dinosaurs.
The iconic Velociraptor hails from Mongolia, but the popular perception of raptors, as seen in 'Jurassic Park,' is modeled after a Montana-dwelling predator called Deinonychus.
Palaeontologist John Ostrom's work in the 1970s describing the dinosaurian "raptor" Deinonychus reopened the debate with new evidence that supported a theropod ancestry for birds.
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have described how dinosaurs like Velocriaptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws, which leads to new hypothesis on the evolution of flight in birds.