Nothronychus

Nothronychus

Pronunciation:
noh-thron-i-kus
Name meaning:
'sloth-like claw'
Nothronychus
Dinosaur description:
5.3m-long
large theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
USA
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 94-89 million years ago

A partial skull and postcranium of Nothronychus have been found. This odd dinosaur may even have evolved from a carnivore to a herbivore.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae
Named by:
Kirkland and Wolfe (2001)
Type species:
mckinleyi
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