Baryonyx, the 'heavy claw' piscivorous dinosaur

Baryonyx, the 'heavy claw' piscivorous dinosaur



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Baryonyx Profile

Translation: Walker's Heavy Claw
Description: Carnivorous, biped, semi-quadruped
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Spinosauridae
Height: 1.8 meters
Length: 9.1 meters
Weight: 1,814 kg
Period: Early cretaceous

Discovered in the south of England, the Baryonyx had a huge curved claw over 30 cm long on each leg.

A piscivorous dinosaur

The Baryonyx It's one of the few known piscivorous dinosaurs, adapted for this purpose.

Thus, we find that its snout is long and low, its jaws long and narrow, and an enormous number of serrated teeth, twice as many as theropods usually have. This, added to its long claw, served them when it came to "fishing" for their prey.

It's very probable that have waded in shallow water to pierce fish with their claws.

Image: Stock photos - cover by Aleks49. Remaining by AKKHARAT JARUSILAWONG on Shutterstock

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