Therizinosaurus was a strange-looking bipedal dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period.

It had a small head with a beaked mouth, atop a long neck. It was first thought to have been a giant turtle-like animal until later discovery of its more complete remains proved otherwise. The gigantic sword-like claws of this animal are its most remarkable feature.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: THER-uh-ZEEN-oh-SAWR-us
  • Means: Scythe lizard
  • Size: 33 ft (10 m)
  • Where: Asia (Mongolia)
  • When: Late Cretaceous
  • Diet: Herbivorous