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Meet Deinonychus

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     challenging words:    exhibit, carnivore, caption, from, length, lived, heat, western, sharp, neck, claw, body, quite, pack, million, foot
     content words:    Feathered Dinosaurs, United States


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Meet Deinonychus
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Caption: Model from exhibit: Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origins of Flight
 
2     Deinonychus (dahy-NON-i-kuhs) means "terrible claw." It was quite small for a dinosaur. It was about three feet tall. Its body was about nine feet long. Most of its length came from its long tail and neck. It had sharp teeth and strong back legs. Its hands were shaped for grasping prey. It was a carnivore that hunted and killed other animals for food.

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