- Name meaning:
- 'Earth claw'
- Type of dinosaur:
Aardonyx is known from 2 immature individuals. Adults would have been much larger, probably over 10m.
Aardonyx would have been largely bipedal (walking on 2 legs) but also capable of walking on all 4 legs. This and its way of feeding are transitional features between those of basal sauropodomorphs and the more derived sauropods (large dinosaurs that walked on all fours) that came later.
- Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria
- Named by:
- Yates, Bonnan, Neveling, Chinsamy and Blackbeard 2010 (2009)
- Type species: