Name: Paralitherizinosaurus ‭(‬Tidal scythe lizard‭).
Phonetic: Pa-ral-e-fer-e-ze-no-sor-us.
Named By: Yoshitsugu Kobayashi,‭ ‬Ryuji Takasaki,‭ ‬Anthony R.‭ ‬Fiorillo,‭ ‬Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig‭ & ‬Yoshinori Hikida‭ ‬-‭ ‬2022.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Therizinosauridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬japonicus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Japan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Osoushinai Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including bones from the hands,‭ ‬claws and a cervical‭ (‬neck‭) ‬vertebra.

       Fossils of this dinosaur were actually first mentioned in a scientific paper published in‭ ‬2008,‭ ‬but it would not be until‭ ‬2022‭ ‬that they were formally described as a distinct genus.‭ ‬Paralitherizinosaurus is a genus of therizinosaurid dinosaur that lived in South East Asia during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Although established upon the description of‭ ‬just a few bone fossils,‭ ‬comparison to better preserved relative genera allows us to infer that Paralitherizinosaurus was a bipedal herbivore with very long claws on its hands.‭ ‬These claws may have been aids to help Paralitherizinosaurus to feed.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A theropod dinosaur‭ (‬Saurischia:‭ ‬Maniraptora‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous Yezo Group of Hokkaido,‭ ‬Northern Japan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paleontological Research.‭ ‬12‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬421‭–‬425.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mizuki Murakami,‭ ‬Ren Hirayama,‭ ‬Yoshinori Hikida‭ & ‬Hiromichi Hirano‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
-‭ ‬New therizinosaurid dinosaur from the marine Osoushinai Formation‭ (‬Upper Cretaceous,‭ ‬Japan‭) ‬provides insight for function and evolution of therizinosaur claws.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports.‭ ‬12‭ (‬7207‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Yoshitsugu Kobayashi,‭ ‬Ryuji Takasaki,‭ ‬Anthony R.‭ ‬Fiorillo,‭ ‬Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig‭ & ‬Yoshinori Hikida‭ ‬-‭ ‬2022.


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