1. swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind foot; of the Cretaceous
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  • Deinonychus antirrhopus is one of the dinosaur species represented in Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
  • Utahraptors were the largest species in the class where velociraptors and deinonychuses also belong.
  • You can see feathered models of deinonychus, with a therizinosaurus in the background.
  • This clear-cut distinction was upset in the 1960s and 70s by the discovery of unusual medium-sized theropod dinosaurs such as Deinonychus.
  • The Dinosaurs Alive exhibit will feature brachiosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, the deinonychus Homepage
  • A huge curved claw on each foot made Deinonychus a small but particularly deadly dinosaur of the Cretaceous Period.
  • Indeed, Bakker's illustration of Deinonychus, made for Ostrom's 1969 description has become one of the most recognisable and iconic of dinosaur restorations.
  • It is absolutely wrong to argue – as some workers have – that the ‘trees down’ theory is at odds with the very robust and well supported body of evidence showing that birds are theropod dinosaurs, given that basal birds, and the theropods closest to birds, were apparently small-bodied proficient tree climbers, and not big cursorial Deinonychus-like predators as some would have it. Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans)
  • Sharks, especially some of the more wonderful ones, like the Great White or the Mako, are infinitely cooler than the velociraptor actually, the deinonychus, if you're talking about the model for the film because they - or their forebears - survived a friggin' meteor strike. An ode to the shark
  • Deinonychus, or "terrible claw" after the sickle-shaped talon on each hind foot, stood about 11 feet from head to tail and was a lithe predator.
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