Therizinosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Bayankhongor (Mongolia) and Ömnögovi (Mongolia).

Quick facts about Therizinosaurus:

  • Existed from Maastrichtian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Therizinosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Gradzinski and Z. Kielan-Jaworowska. 1977. Upper Cretaceous Djadokhta, Barun Goyot and Nemegt formations of Mongolia, including remarks on previous subdivisions. Acta Geologica Polonica 27(3):281-318
  • E. A. Maleev. 1954. Noviy cherepachoobrazhniy yashcher v Mongolii [New tortoise-like saurian from Mongolia]. Priroda 1954(3):106-108