• Deinonychus is the genus name of an extinct dinosaur that is considered to be one of the closest non-bird relatives of modern birds.
  • It lived about 110 million years ago in what is now North America.
  • It was a predatory carnivore with many bird-like features.
  • For example, it had feathers and wings.
  • It also had strong legs with clawed feet, similar to modern raptors.
  • Its respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems were similar to those of birds as well.
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