For half a century, all that was known about this dinosaur, was that it was found in the Gobi desert in 1965, named in 1970, and it had enormous forearms measuring 8 ft. long that were tipped with three giant claws. Its name, Deinocheirus mirificus, means “unusual horrible hand.”
Paleontologist Stephen Brusatte called it, “Wild beyond imagination. There will always be room for new discoveries, but with this latest discovery come almost as many new questions as answers.”
The fossils were extraordinary enough for scientists to declare the dinosaur a new genus and species.
The study was published in the October 22, 2104 journal Nature.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
“We cannot solve the problems that we have created with the same thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein