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Name meaning

"Scythe lizard"

Diet

Herbivore

Height

15-20 ft

Length

40 ft

Weight

4-7 Tons

Range

Isla Sorna

Birth type

Egg

Game appearances

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

Trading card appearances

Inkworks Jurassic Park III Premium Trading Cards

Therizinosaurus was a genus of the Therizinosaurid family. The T. cheloniformis species measuring perhaps 40 ft long and 22 ft high.

It's appearance has been a debate until recent decades.During the early phases of its discovery, it was assumed it was a species of a aquatic turtle. After several examinations and revisions, it was given the description of a gigantic carnosaur that measured 55 ft in length. After the discovery of related species Nothronychus, the debate over its appearance ended . It is uncertain what it ate, though, scientists agree that it was not an exclusive carnivore. The theories are it was a insectivore, herbivore, or even an omnivore.

Dinosaur researchers Florence and Charlie Magovern discovered two 18-inch-long fossilized eggs in the Xixia Basin in Nanyang, China. These are perhaps the largest eggs of any animal ever found. Painstaking study of one egg throughout 1995 by the Magoverns and others revealed the bones of a tiny theropod, possibly a therizinosaur, an herbivore about which little is known. The fossil baby was names "Baby Louie" after photographer Louie Psihoyes.[1]

More real-life information: Therizinosaurus at Wikipedia.

Therizinosaurus Hellraptor

Fanart by Hellraptor

Jurassic Park SeriesEdit

Therizinosaurus doesn't appear in the novels or movies. It is only mentioned in games and trading cards. It has the longest claws in the Jurassic Park franchise among all dinosaurs.

Jurassic Park inspired gamesEdit

Therizinosaurus can be created in the game Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Therizinosaurus is an enemy in the Game Gear adaption of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. It is depicted as a burrowing animal.

TherizinosaurusParkBuild

Therizinosaurus from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Trading CardsEdit

Therizinosaurus

Jurassic park Therizinosaurus

At card nr. 54 of the Inkworks Jurassic Park III Premium Trading Cards series, a discovery of dinosaur eggs is told (see quote in the real-life section). The eggs might be of a Therizinosaurus.

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NotesEdit

  1. Inkworks Jurassic Park III Premium Trading Cards #54.

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