Mononykus

Mononykus

Pronunciation:
mono-Nike-us
Name meaning:
'single claw'
Mononykus
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
1.0m
Diet:
unknown
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 81-68 million years ago
Found in:
China, Mongolia

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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