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Temporal range:
Early to Late Cretaceous, 115–69Ma
Deinocheirus holotype
Holotype arms of Deinocheirus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Ornithomimosauria
Family: Deinocheiridae
Osmólska & Roniewicz, 1970
Type species
Deinocheirus mirificus
Osmólska & Roniewicz, 1970
  • Garudimimidae Barsbold, 1981
  • Harpymimidae Barsbold & Perle, 1984?

Deinocheiridae is a family of ornithomimosaurian dinosaurs. The family was originally named by Halszka Osmólska and Roniewicz in 1970, including only the type genus Deinocheirus. In a 2014 study by Yuong-Nam Lee and others published in the journal Nature, it was found that Deinocheiridae was a valid family.

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