Baryonyx

Baryonyx

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Description

Baryonyx, the mouth shape of this dinosaur was very similar to that of a crocodile, and it had a large claw, about 31cm long, probably on its thumb. Baryonyx may have crouched on river banks or waded into shallow water to hook fish with its claws. It was also a scavenger.

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Fact file

  • Pronounced: bah-ree-ON-icks
  • Meaning of name: heavy claw
  • Length: 10m
  • Weight: 2000kg
  • Teeth sharp: finely serrated teeth
  • Diet: carnivorous
  • Food fish: Iguanodon
  • How it moved: on 2 legs
  • When it lived: Early Cretaceous  (125 million years ago)
  • Found in: England, United Kingdom, Spain

Taxonomic details

  • Taxonomy Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Spinosauridae, Baryonychinae, Baryonyx
  • Named by Charig and Milner (1987)
  • Type species walkeri
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