When you bite into that Thanksgiving turkey on Thursday, take note that you re biting into the descendant of a dinosaur.

Brian Switek, who blogs about everything prehistoric, says the Deinonychus was a feathered dinosaur, separated from its cousin the turkey by about 110 million years of evolution.

Deinonychus has also been called, terrible claw referring to its large, sickle-shaped talon on the second toe of each hind foot. This dinosaur is often associated with the more popular Velociraptor.

Birds were the only lineage of dinosaur to survive the catastrophe that wiped out their relatives 66 million years ago, writes Switek for

Switek goes on to write how other species, besides, humans, ate dinosaurs over the millennia including other dinosaurs, sharks and even beetles.

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