Mononykus

Mononykus

Pronunciation:
mono-Nike-us
Name meaning:
'single claw'
Mononykus
Dinosaur description:
1.0m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
China, Mongolia
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 81-68 million years ago

Mononykus is known from partial skeletons.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Alvarezsauridae
Named by:
Perle, Norell, Chiappe and Clark (1993)
Type species:
olecranus
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