Height :  2.5 m (8ft)

Length: 9.5 m (32 ft)

Weight :  1.8 tonnes  (2 tons)

Baryonyx  was a carnivorous theropod that lived around 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous period. Baryonyx' diet is thought to have consisted mainly of fish because the remains of the content of the stomach, including fish scales and fish bones, of one dead animal were found fossilised with its skeleton. Baryonyx had a long narrow head with crocodilian type jaws filled with small serrated teeth.

Baryonyx  means "heavy claw" because of the huge claws on its hands. It was named by Angela C. Milner and Alan J. Charig in 1987. The first fossil was found in a clay pit in Surrey , England in 1983 by fossil hunter William Walker.

  • Dinosauria (Dinosaurs)
    • Saurischia (Lizard Hipped)
      • Theropods (bipedal, mostly carnivores)
        • Tetanura (advanced theropods with three fingers)
          • Spinosauria
            • Baryonyx
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