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Erlikosaurus andrewsi by EmperorDinobot Erlikosaurus andrewsi by EmperorDinobot
Erlikosaurus is known from a skull, its feet, and a humerus. The skull is complete and beautifully preserved, whereas the rest of the Therizinosaurs are almost devoid of skulls. Erlikosaurus provides a model for the other's reconstructions. The upper jaws sported a sort of toothless beak, and the teeth were located towards the anterior part of the skull. The lower jaw was curved downwards towards the tip, and was full of small sharp teeth.
Its name means "King of the Dead Reptile" (Erlik is The King of the Dead in Mongolian lore)

This is my favorite Therizinosaurid.
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briankroesch Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. He looks like today's Gymnogyps californianus.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
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He does, doesn't he?
I hadn't noticed that!
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jessard Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
i really like your therizinosaur collection now. oh by the way-- i just went to a museum hosting a dinosaur day and i met a really good dinosaur artist- dont know his name- but he was good!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Cool!

I'll be completing the therizinosaurids later this month. Segnosaurus, Suzhosaurus, Enigmosaurus (Could be the same as this one), Alxasaurus, Neimongosaurus and finally Therizinosaurus are left.
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Paleo12 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I met the man who found the first Therizinosaur. Im not sure which one he found but until i started seeing yours I was only aware of 1 type anyway.

He was a pretty cool guy. I like this one, the longer tale suggests much more stability.
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Paleo12 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
I forgot his name, but he was in flagstaff AZ.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
What was his name?

The longer tail is pure guesswork. It probably had a shorter tail than what I gave it. But I like horizontally positioned theris, if ya know what I mean. But Nothronychus is the one with the best evidence, even though some think the upwards stance was probably an unique feature (Beipiaosaurus and Falcarius were more horizontal, but that's 'coz they're primitive).
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Paleo12 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
i mean tail
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