Resolving the long-standing enigmas of a giant ornithomimosaur Deinocheirus mirificus

  title={Resolving the long-standing enigmas of a giant ornithomimosaur Deinocheirus mirificus},
  author={Yuong‐Nam Lee and Rinchen Barsbold and Philip J. Currie and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi and Hang-Jae Lee and Pascal Godefroit and François Escuilli{\'e} and Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig},
The holotype of Deinocheirus mirificus was collected by the 1965 Polish–Mongolian Palaeontological Expedition at Altan Uul III in the southern Gobi of Mongolia. Because the holotype consists mostly of giant forelimbs (2.4 m in length) with scapulocoracoids, for almost 50 years Deinocheirus has remained one of the most mysterious dinosaurs. The mosaic of ornithomimosaur and non-ornithomimosaur characters in the holotype has made it difficult to resolve the phylogenetic status of Deinocheirus… 
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