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Therizinosaurus is a dinosaur species that only appears in Dino Crisis. Regina will only encounter them in the Facility B3 area.

Physical Description[]

Therizinosaurus owns massive sharp claws on each hand, short snout, and stiff body that allows it to withstand damage from Regina's weapons. Therizinosaurus has large and strong jaws which it can use to pick Regina and throw her against walls or the floor. Its sharp talons can send Regina's health to its lowest, and in some occasion the Therizinosaurus can perform an instant-kill attack.


The Therizinosaurus comes in three different hitpoint values: 850; 1000 and 1200.[1] This is in comparison with Regina's value of 1200 on Normal and 2400 on Easy.[2]


The following attack names and stats are taken from Famitsu's Official Guide Book.[1]

Attack Damage Description
Claw (ツメ tsume?) 150-200
Both claws (両ツメ ryō tsume?) 500-550
Neck biting (首かみつき kubi kamitsuki?)
Trampling (踏みつけ fumitsuke?) Instant death
Leg biting (足かみつき ashi kamitsuki?)


The following stats are taken from Famitsu's Official Guide Book.[3] If critical values are not specified, guns firing this ammunition can not perform criticals.

Ammunition EASY: Damage per bullet (Critical) NORMAL: Damage per bullet (Critical)
9mm Parabellum 80-100 (150-200) 100-120 (150-200)
40S&W 150-175 (250-300) 175-200 (250-300)
SG 150-200 225-275
Slag 250-300 325-375
Grenade 400-600 800-1000
Heat 400-600 800-1100
Regina defeated by Therizinosaurus

The Therizinosaurus throw Regina's corpse away if she is defeated.

They often hunt in pairs and are extremely tough. Therizinosaurus is something of an upgraded raptor, and will often be found in large corridors where raptors were more commonly found.

Therizinosaurus Attack

A Therizinosaurus attacks Regina in a corridor

It should be noted that Therizinosaurus can sometimes follow Regina into other rooms if she runs away from them. Most notably, the corridor on floor B3 that leads into the room with the passageway to the docks or the Rest station area on B2.

If the player meets one, escaping is recommended because they have high resistance to many different weapons. However, if faced with an unavoidable fight, the player's best weapon choice is any kind of grenade round or darts (poison dart is a good choice). However, in the second corridor, the security laser shutters (in the area shown in the previous screenshot) can be used to trap them: tricking them into following Regina and running around them when they reach the other side and, then, closing it behind them. This will get them stuck and they will be unable to attack Regina on the other side. They should remain there for the rest of the game or until Regina opens the shutters again.

Further notes[]

  • In reality, Therizinosaurus were herbivores with a longer neck, shorter arms, and larger size than the ones seen in Dino Crisis. The discovery of feathers in another therizinosaur, Beipiaosaurus, indicates Therizinosaurus might have also been feathered.
  • An adult Therizinosaurs grew up to 10 m (32 ft) long. They had claws (that were about the length of the average human arm) even longer than those of their in-game counterparts. Therizinosaurus lived in the late Cretaceous period on the Asia continent. Its fossils were discovered in Mongolia and China. However, during the development of the first game, there wasn't much known about this type of dinosaur, which led to its inaccurate portrayal in the game.
  • In real life, therizinosaurids had cheeks and a toothless beak for their herbivorous diet, and they did not have a fleshy crest like in the game. Their claws are also proportionally longer yet not as durable as they are assumed to be.
  • While not confirmed, it could be possible that the Therizinosaurus fought in the game are either juveniles or an undiscovered basal relative/ancestor that scientists assumed were Therizinosaurus proper due to incomplete knowledge of the animal at the time, explaining their different proportions to the real animal. However, with them being the only variant of Therizinosaurus seen in the series, it is unclear if such theories hold any water, which neither do currently.
  • Therizinosaurus was the only creature from the original Dino Crisis to not reappear in Dino Crisis 2 or Dino Stalker.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Official Guide Book, p.48.
  2. Official Guide Book, p.20.
  3. Official Guide Book, p.49.