Deinonychus Claw Replica measures 3.1 x 2 inches. Deinonychus Claw Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Velociraptor antirrhopus is the scientific name. Our precise claw can be used as a teaching tool, museum claw exhibit, home decor claw, or office decor claw.

From the impetuous killer raptor of Montana and Wyoming.

Deinonychus or Deinonychus antirrhopus from Greek, terrible claw is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur with one described species, Deinonychus antirrhopus. This species, which could grow up to 11 ft. long, lived during the early Cretaceous Period, about 115 to 108 million years ago.

“Terrible claw” refers to the unusually large, sickle shaped talon on the second toe of each hind foot.

Deinonychus or Deinonychus antirrhopus could reach 11 ft 2 in. in length, with a skull length of 16.1 in., a hip height of 2 ft 10 in. and a weight of 161 lbs. The skull was equipped with powerful jaws lined with around seventy curved, blade-like teeth.

Ostrom reconstructed the partial, imperfectly preserved skulls that he had as triangular, broad, and fairly similar to Allosaurus. Additional Deinonychus or Deinonychus antirrhopus skull material and closely related species found with good three dimensional preservation show that the palate was more vaulted.

Deinonychus or Deinonychus antirrhopus had a more robust skull roof, like that of Dromaeosaurus, and did not have the depressed nasals of Velociraptor. Both the skull and the lower jaw had fenestrae (skull openings) which reduced the weight of the skull.

In Deinonychus or Deinonychus antirrhopus, the antorbital fenestra, a skull opening between the eye and nostril, was particularly large.

Deinonychus or Deinonychus antirrhopus possessed large “hands” (manus) with three claws on each forelimb. The first digit was shortest and the second was longest. Each hind foot bore a sickle shaped claw on the second digit, which was probably used during Deinonychus antirrhopus predation.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 3.1 × 2 in
Deinonychus Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: †Dromaeosauridae
Subfamily: †Dromaeosaurinae
Genus: †Deinonychus
Ostrom, 1969
Type species: Deinonychus antirrhopus
Conservation Status: Extinct