Nothronychus

Nothronychus

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'sloth-like claw'

5.3m-long large theropod

Diet: omnivorous

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, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae

Named by: Kirkland and Wolfe (2001)

Type species: mckinleyi

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