DEINONYCHUS

Pronounced

‘‘Die-NON-ick-us”

 

Meaning

‘terrible claw’ which refers to the unusually large, sickle-shaped talon on the second toe of each hind foot.

 

Habitat

Flood plain or swamp-like habitat.

Diet

Carnivore. Hunted and scavenged in packs.

TIME PERIOD

 Mid Cretaceous

(115 – 108 million years ago).

Character

A sleek and agile predator, built for speed with a spine which can bend from side to side and a large tail for counterbalance. Their large brains and cunning enabled them to hunt effectively in packs and use strategy to bring down larger prey. It may have, like many dinosaurs sported feathers at some point in its evolution.

This dinosaur has been proudly sponsored by:

 

The largest 24 Hour Taxi firm in Exmouth which has been operating for over 25 years. 30 Taxis including five 8 seaters and one 6 seater. All drivers DBS checked.

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