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Baryonyx
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Information
Range Europe
Estimated Population 0
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Dinosauria
Order Theropoda
Family Spinosauridae
Genus Baryonyx
Species Baryonyx
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct
Baryonyx is a spinosaur that lived in Europe, during the early cretaceous period. Its scientific name came from ancient Greek. Unlike its larger cousins, Spinosaurus and Suchomimus, it lacked a sail for cooling off, so it can dip in the water to stay cool.

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Facts

  • Did you know: Baryonyx gets its name, which means "heavy claw", from these long thumb claws.
  • Baryonyx used its claws and jaws to catch fish like its cousins did and modern bears do today.
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