Photo: "Strangest Dinosaurs Ever" Yield Clues to Dino Growth



An artist's rendering depicts Suzhousaurus megatherioides, a new species of dinosaur recently discovered in northwestern China.

The bizarre-looking animal belonged to a group of dinosaurs called therizinosaurs that lived in both Asia and North America. The newfound specimen suggests that the dinosaurs attained their large size in Asia long before their North American counterparts did.

Illustration by Mark A. Klingler, Carnegie Museum of Natural History


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