Deviation Actions

Green-Mamba's avatar

016--THERIZINOSAURUS CHELONIFORMIS

By Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 016

THERIZINOSAURUS CHELONIFORMIS
"Turtle Formed Scythe Lizard"
Maleev, 1954
Length: 10m (32ft)
Weight: 5 tonnes (5.5 tons)
Location: Ömnögovi, Mongolia
Era: Campanian age, upper Cretaceous (70 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria
Maniraptoriformes
Maniraptora
Therizinosauria
Therizinosauridae

Notes:
Originally known only from its giant claws, Evgeny Maleev originally misinterpreted them as belonging to a giant turtle like creature. It wasn't until the Seventies that they were properly identified to belong to a theropod dinosaur.

UPDATE MAY 28, 2013:
I'm thinking this might be the most controversial update that I've done, as it's basically completely different. I was never, ever satisfied with my original Therizinosaurus and arrived at my original conclusion after being pressed for time. Therizinosaurs in general are hard for me to conceptualize as living, breathing creatures, and I think this new take is as close as I can get. The end result is very different from the original, so go here ( [link] ) to see the original and compare. I personally think the new one is much better, but you may not, no skin off my nose.
Image details
Image size
1265x796px 1.37 MB
Published:
© 2012 - 2021 Green-Mamba
Comments7
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
It's armless:D (Big Grin) 
jillybean711's avatar
Cool colors for the most beastly herbivore dino to ever live.
Ferretlover2's avatar
This is the strangest dinosaur I've ever seen. Good pic!
DinosaurHunter100's avatar
Very fossil-accurate, and talented work!
evilhusky49's avatar
aah my most favourite dinosaur of all time i desire more of your work it is fantastic
MrGorsh's avatar
It's so fluffy I'm gonna die! :D Great job on this animal!
Sepla's avatar
Very cool! Great work!
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In