Deinonychus facts for kids
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Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
|Deinonychus skeleton at the Field Museum, Chicago.|
Deinonychus was a medium theropod dinosaur. It was a dromaeosaur, and also a larger relative of the famous Velociraptor. This 3.4 meter (11 ft) long Deinonychus lived during the Lower Cretaceous, about 115-108 million years ago. Fossils have been found in the U.S. states of Montana, Wyoming, and Oklahoma.
Deinonychus is perhaps the single most important dinosaur discovered in the mid 20th century.
Deinonychus remains have been found near those of the ornithopod Tenontosaurus. Teeth discovered near Tenontosaurus specimens suggest it was hunted or at least scavenged by Deinonychus.
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