Baryonyx

Baryonyx

Pronunciation:
bah-ree-ON-icks
Name meaning:
'heavy claw'
Baryonyx
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
10.0m
Weight:
2000kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
sharp, finely serrated teeth
Food:
fish, Iguanodon
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 125 million years ago
Found in:
England, Spain, United Kingdom

The mouth shape of this dinosaur was very similar to that of a crocodile, and it had a large claw, about 31cm long, probably on its thumb. Baryonyx may have crouched on river banks or waded into shallow water to hook fish with its claws. It was also a scavenger.

Baryonyx milieu
Baryonyx milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Spinosauridae, Baryonychinae
Named by:
Charig and Milner (1987)
Type species:
walkeri
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