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Therizinosaurus cheloniformis

By unlobogris
Reconstruction of the huge and strange dinosaur Therizinosaurus cheloniformis.The body is mainly based on the skeletal reconstruction of this dino made by Gregory Paul.
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zillatigre's avatar

Poor thing looks like it hasn't eaten in years

FeatherNerd's avatar
I hope you know it was feathered
y87arrow's avatar
Angelo Therizino sounds italian! One of my favourite herbivores. Especially the claws and the belly (he drinks too much) and the fact that he cannot run fast.
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amorousdino's avatar
Its strange how the first digit in therizinosaurs is so large that its a function part of the main set of digits.

Oh, and I like it :D
Sorry if I sound somewhat too critic, but, Therizinosaurids had feathers on par with those of Ovirraptosaurs: Asymmetrical ones.
unlobogris's avatar
Yes, you're right about the feathers. If I had to restore again Therizinosaurus today, I think I'll put much more feathers on it, but in this picture, I just want to show it featherless, as if it has lost the feathers because it big size (like elephants).
jadewolf926's avatar
Absolutely beautiful! I love the coloration!
spellwing777's avatar
Huh, with those long claws you'd think they eat meat. However, Ive heard that alls the claws are is for protection and they eat plants. Is that right?
unlobogris's avatar
In fact, nobody is sure of the function of those big claws, but many people (me too) think like you: it probably was a kind of herbivore which feeds like pandas or anteaters (I like to imagine them as eventually bugeaters :-D). I don't think therizinosaurs were active predators.
Lussebullen85's avatar
Therizinosaur!!!!!! these critters are weird yet awsome
unlobogris's avatar
thanks! yep, this dinosaur was certainly strange, that was one of the reason I had to draw it :-D
MooseyMoose's avatar
Wow, it's so weird with the huge belly and longs claws...o_0 But nice job with this one! Coloring is fantastic as always :D
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