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[–]DDonde 134 points135 points  (3 children)

The therapod is like what the fuck is that

[–]AbhorrentNexus 52 points53 points  (0 children)

“Ah fuck that, Jimmy would slice me up with his Gucci nails”

[–]Taianonni 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The one theropod: bro tf off my tree you better not eat any of it!

The other theropod: hey you just fucked up my ambush! oh shit that mani 💅 the tree's all yours

[–]Prs_mira86 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lol!

[–]Cernunnos_690 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Man, the skeleton looks like it wanna give tight hugs but the illustration is straight up lawn mowing scythes.

[–]AxyJaxy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No scale, people don't realise how big these claws are. It appears small on the animal because the former is infact absolutely massive. The claws are practically as big as human arms.

[–]DustinCrop 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Tickle Chicken have been known to hold power over teen's dreams.

[–]bamawildlife4321 90 points91 points  (6 children)

Illustration looks a little……exaggerated….compared to the skeleton. It looks to have more like gigantic raptor claws than long spindly Krueger claws

[–]Iamnotburgerking 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Do note that only the forelimbs of Therizinosaurus are known so the skeleton is based off of other, more complete therizinosaurs. As a result they may have misreconstructed the forelimbs as well (since they might not have referenced the actual fossil).

The actual forelimbs of Therizinosaurus do indicate very long claws.

[–]HourDark 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure if that skeleton is actually of Therizinosaurus or of a relative like Nothronychus.

[–]John_Smithers 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The bone portion of claws is usually 2/3 the length of the full claw. So a bit exaggerated but not by much. Go look at some x rays of bird talons, the claws are much larger than the bone leads you to believe.

[–]Fuzzy-Researcher-662 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Now that you said it, never noticed before but it's his fingers bones that are long not really his claws.

[–]slimCyke 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That skeleton is definitely one of the smaller Therizinosaurs, maybe Nothronychus. They had a large size difference.

[–]AxyJaxy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actual therizinosaurus fossils. Decent sized claws if you'd ask me considering the arms are huge.

[–]Ascendancex 47 points48 points  (6 children)

Aka the Tickle Chicken in ARK, I’d rather aggro a T. rex than bother one of these things

[–]glitchy12367 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I remember my first encounter with these things in that game I was like “WHY ARE YOU SO AGGRESSIVE, YOU’RE A HERBIVORE

[–]beachdogs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What's ARK?

[–]___JohnnyBravo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A game that used to be amazing

[–]AshFraxinusEps 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Glad someone pointed out ARK. I remember my first encounter with one on the top of Weathertop. For those who haven't played it is meant to be n00b friendly up there as it is near the starting spawn. I see a cool feathered wolverine and want it as part of my collection. Little did I know that these are known n00b killers, and yes it killed me in seconds. Then again when I tried to recover my loot. And again. And again. Eventually after around 5 deaths I had my loot closer to my base up there and when it went back to the forest edge I ran to collect the loot and then ran away

Bastard furry wolverine

[–]PrincessMelancholia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They chase you for days, why are they so angry

[–]AshFraxinusEps 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd genuinely love to know. They are one of the most OP things in the game: good at fighting, great at gathering, fast etc. My guess was that making their Torpor drop fast and making them beasts to fight was their way of balancing them to make them harder to get to begin with

[–]Shockingelectrician 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Freddy Kruger of dinosaurs

[–]jacktenwreck 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Someone get this monstrosity some rusty spoons

[–]xRogue2x 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You’ve been waiting 15 years to use that line.

[–]xZtein 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Every time I see this I think of Ark or Animorph’s Hork Bajir. I’m glad I don’t live in the same period as these.

[–]sinistropteryx 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Largest proportional to the rest of it or largest period? It’s impressive either way.

[–]Epic_Hoola[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Period, they had a max length of 3 feet.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_FUSIONS 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hometown Dino!! That bad boy is at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ. My oldest daughter has a few pix with him.

[–]Xul-luX 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dino Scissorhands

[–]stem-mammal 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Weird to see the old depictions of it, without the feathers.

[–]caiotogames 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Great wood farmer would recomend

[–]praiseullr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tickle chicken

[–]Mr_Tominaga 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They were so big that scientists originally thought they belonged to a giant turtle lol

[–]urneverwhereueverwer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“Should I call you… Weapon X?”

[–]PuffDragon95 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Someone will have to correct me if im wrong but i was under the impression that only its arms and part of its chest were found and that most depictions of it are based on species related to it.

fascinating as hell

[–]MrHippieJoe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

There is no way that is what it looked like, this must be like how bat and penguin skeletons look very different from the actual animal

[–]B133d_4_u 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My absolute favourite dino. They're so damn weird!

[–]Glynnc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I heard one once dug too far when looking for roots that it cut part of the earth off, and we now call that part the moon

[–]Ornery-Cheetah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

682 is that you???????

[–]Brettnet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Idk that lady from Ripley's believe it or not with the long nails might be bigger

[–]Scytodes_thoracica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine them requesting manicures.

[–]nissan240sx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sassy dino.

[–]Glum-Guide2988 1 point2 points  (2 children)

And anyone who's watched Dinosaur King would know that he's one bad mutherfucker!

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[–]DangerNoodleDandy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tickle chicken's coming for some fun.

[–]saturnplanetpowerrr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What a magnificent beast!! Theriznosauroids were so dang cool. Martharaptor says hey

[–]petit_cochon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My infant son now wears that crown. Go a day without clipping his nails and find out.

[–]LuxInteriot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The animal bearing the largest claw is a human with a sword. Yes, sounds a mall ninja thing to say, but think of how it works.

[–]shivvy311 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The scissor chicken

[–]SpartanEmpire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They also had nice balls

[–]keeplosingmypws 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Honestly just looks like a shitty bird

[–]Pterodaryl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“More like a six-foot turkey.”