Linhenychus Monodactylus Facts for Kids
Are your kids interested in Dinosaurs? Linhenychus Monodactylus has just been found - a new dinosaur!
Find out about its size, habitat, diet and more!
Linhenychus Fast Facts
- It was named Linhenychus because it was found near Linhe.
- It belongs to the family of Therapods.
- Linhenychus were carnivores.
- They lived in the Late Cretaceous Period.
- Their height was about half a meter (2 feet)
- They weighed the same as a large parrot.
More Dinosaur Details
Linhenychus Monodactylus were carnivores, living alongside club-tailed dinosaurs, horned dinosaurs and small cretaceous animals
They lived about 84 to 75 million years ago - in the late cretaceous period. This was at the same time as some really big meat eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus, Albertosaurus and Spinosaurus - find out about other cretaceous dinosaurs
Its dinosaur classification
Linhenykus is a very unusual dinosaur
because it had only one finger bearing a large claw. Most other therapods start with 5 fingers and then evolve to 3.
More questions you may have :
What did it eat?
Because of their single claw, some researchers think that these dinosaurs used their hands to dig up termite nests.
Where did this dinosaur live?
How big was the Linhenykus?
They stood about 2 feet tall (half a metre)and weighed about the same as a large parrot.
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News source : University College of London