Meaning - Nothronychus means “Slothful claw”“
Herbivore (plant-eater) - this is unusual for a theropod
Length - 14.5-19.5 ft (4.5-6 m) long
|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.
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.