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Nothronychus

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

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Pronounced
noh-thron-i-kus
Meaning of name
sloth-like claw
Length
  5.3m
Diet
omnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(94 - 89 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae, Nothronychus
Named by
Kirkland and Wolfe (2001)
Type species
mckinleyi