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Nothronychus Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Nothronychus means "Slothful claw""
Pronounced - no-thron-EYE-kus
Named By - James I. Kirkland and Douglas G. Wolfe
When Named - 2001
|DIET:||Herbivore (plant-eater) - this is unusual for a theropod|
|SIZE:||Length - 14.5-19.5 ft (4.5-6 m) long
Height - ?
Weight - 900 kg
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Cretaceous period, about 90 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found at the Moreno Hill Formation, Haystack Butte in the southern Zuni Basin, Catron County, New Mexico, USA, North America.|
|FOSSILS:||About 40 to 60 percent of a composite skeleton formed from two individuals has been found.|
|Nothronychus was a very strange dinosaur that had 4-inch (10 cm) long curved finger claws similar to those of sloths. This dinosaur walked on two legs. It had long arms, a long neck, a small head, a toothless beak, leaf-shaped cheek teeth, and a short tail. Although no feather imprints or fossils have been found, relatives of Nothronychus did have feathers.
Nothronychus lived in swampy forests.
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