Science Humongous, toothless wonder of a dinosaur unveiled

Nearly 50 years after discovering Deinocheirus mirificus, paleontologists have established a complete picture of the 36-foot-long dinosaur.

By , Staff writer

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Perhaps it's only fitting that Mongolia, whose one-time leader led the largest contiguous empire in the world, also has yielded the largest dinosaur of its type yet found – Deinocheirus mirificus, a 70-million-year-old, 6.4-ton, 36-foot-long creature vaguely resembling a cross between a pumped-up prehistoric Big Bird and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.