Dinosaur ‘reaper’ with massive claws found in Japan

A biped millions of years ago dinosaur the shores of the Asian continent tramped around with knives instead of fingers. But these Edward Scissorhandslike weapons were used to cut through vegetation rather than gut animal prey, according to a new study.

The dinosaur belonged to a group known as therizinosaurs – two-legged and primarily herbivorous three-toed dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous Period, around 145 million to 66 million years ago. Recently, researchers from Japan and the United States described the youngest therizinosaur fossil ever found in Japan; This fossil is also the first to be found in marine sediments in Asia.

https://www.livescience.com/reaper-reptile-by-the-sea-dinosaur-japan Dinosaur ‘reaper’ with massive claws found in Japan

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