Deinonychus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Maryland and Wyoming.

Quick facts about Deinonychus:

  • Existed from Lower Cretaceous Epoch to 100.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 75 kg
  • 41 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Deinonychus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Deinonychus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. L. Cifelli and J. D. Gardner. 1997. Additions to the vertebrate fauna of the Antlers Formation (Lower Cretaceous), southeastern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geology Notes 57(4):124-131
  • F. A. Jenkins, Jr. and C. R. Schaff. 1988. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 8(1):1-24
  • R. L. Cifelli. 1997. Oklahoma Geology Notes 57(1):4-17