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Mononykus

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Mononykus is known from partial skeletons.

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Pronounced
mono-Nike-us
Meaning of name
single claw
Length
  1m
Diet
unknown
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(81 - 68 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China, Mongolia

Taxonomic details

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