Just when you thought the giant armed, saddle humped, therizinosaur mimicking Deinocheirus could not get any weirder with the reveal of the skull the fossil record throws up a proverbial hail mary that shows us all what a crackpot evolution can be. It has, for all intents and purposes, a duckbill.
Nestled somewhere between an ostrich and a duck, this new skull recently repatriated to Mongolia but currently unpublished, is sure to stir up quite a bit of speculation regarding the lifestyle of this perplexing chimera that has haunted the minds of dinosaur lovers for decades now. So let me add my antediluvian salad take on how this Mesozoic mash-up may have lived.
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