Paralitherizinosaurus Japonicus

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Paralitherizinosaurus Japonicus

News: Dinosaur ‘reaper’ with massive claws found in Japan. The herbivore used its vicious-looking claws to forage for food.

About:
• It is a bipedal dinosaur.
• A new study has revealed that it roamed around the shores of Asia between 66 million and 145 million years ago (Cretaceous period).
• It was identified from the fossilised remains unearthed on Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. The fossil is the first to be found in Asia in marine sediments.
• The dinosaur belonged to a group known as Therizinosaurs - bipedal and primarily herbivorous three-toed dinosaurs.
• The most remarkable aspect of this species is that it had sword-like claws.
To read more about the Dinosaur ‘reaper’ do read the following link: https://www.livescience.com/reaperreptile-by-the-sea-dinosaur-japan 

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