In 1965, researchers discovered a pair of 2.4-m-long arms attached with three-fingered hands in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Because the fossil could not give any further information about the creature, researchers named it Deinocheirus, meaning “terrible hand” in Greek. A research team from the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources found the missing fossils, including the skull, in the Gobi Desert in the late 2000s. With significant research surrounding these fossils, the team found out that the creature was about 5 m tall and weighed about 6.4 tons. Thanks to the use of digital restoration technologies, the team restored the skeleton about a quarter of its actual size. The skeleton is currently preserved at the Geological Museum in Daejeon.
Yejin Hwang Staff Reporter
1. What does Deinocheirus mean?
2. When and where were the missing fossils found?
3. Where is the skeleton currently preserved?
1. Have you heard of the deinocheirus before?
2. What do you imagine when you think of fossils?
3. Would you like to visit the museum and see this in person?
4. What do you think it looks like? (compare to another dinosaur or animal).