Palaeontology: Mystery of the horrible hands solved

  title={Palaeontology: Mystery of the horrible hands solved},
  author={Thomas Richard Holtz},
  • T. Holtz
  • Published 13 November 2014
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Nature
A pair of newly discovered 70-million-year-old fossils from Mongolia — including material previously lost to poaching — reveals the true nature of one of the most enigmatic dinosaur species, Deinocheirus mirificus. See Letter p.257 For almost 50 years, the strange theropod dinosaur Deinocheirus mirificus has been regarded as one of the most intriguing puzzles in palaeontology. Known only from two gigantic forelimbs unearthed in Mongolia in 1965, it had been variously described as an… 
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