Image: Therizinosaurus claw

Therizinosaurus claw

Therizinosaurus claw

Photographer:
Robert Jones
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

This impressive hand claw looks savage but was possibly used for stripping vegetation, or ripping open termite mounds like echidnas and gonas do today. Therizinosaurus probably had a large heavy build which suggest it was quite slow, and beak with small teeth.

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