SIGHTINGS: THERIZINOSAURUS CHELONIFORMIS, LARGE HERBIVOROUS THEROPOD
(See ALAN database for further information on this species)
INSTANCES: 1 incursion, multiple spotted during Gobi retrieval mission.
DISCOVERED: ABERDEEN INCURSION SITE, NEAR AUBREY ROAD IN ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON
LOCATION: GOBI DESERT, MONGOLIA
TIME PERIOD: CAMPANIAN OF THE LATE CRETACEOUS
FATALITIES/INJURIES: 1 adult mule deer(confirmed)
CONTAINMENT: Successfully returned through anomaly without injury.
BIOLOGY NOTES: Though interactions between the ADACU team and the Therizinosaurs were brief in both instances, it seems the very heavily-feathered creatures prefer the shade of riverside scrub forests and estuaries, as opposed to the open scrublands and desert areas of the Cretaceous Gobi. For creatures so scantily found in the fossil record, the dinosaurs seemed to be quite numerous. It can be assumed the area visited was from a time and area unrecorded or yet to be discovered in the Gobi fossil record.
Though Therizinosaur claws seem to be used just as scientists have previously speculated; to harvest foliage and defend against predators, it seems the creatures also occasionally use the claws to kill smaller animals and rake tree trunks with their blood. This is most likely a territorial behavior, but until the Aberdeen or a similar Gobi Anomaly opens, it's likely we will sadly never find out.
Idea: What if seeds in this thing's dung started to grow? Would those be contained as well?
Well, they'd be easier to move, so yeah. Also the dung might contain a ton of very dangerous pathogens. Good idea, I'll take it into account sometime.
looks neat, i like how you go against the normal trend here by giving it a wild look rather than a smooth and clean coat
I like the tounge, it reminds me of the megatherium from ark
Some of its coloration, yeah.
WOW what a dinosaur