Bonapartenykus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited South America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Argentina.

Quick facts about Bonapartenykus:

  • Existed from 83.5 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Bonapartenykus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Bonapartenykus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. A. Coria. 2001. New theropod from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. In D. H. Tanke & K. Carpenter (ed.), Mesozoic Vertebrate Life
  • L. Salgado and R. A. Coria. 2007. Upper Cretaceous dinosaur nesting sites of Rio Negro (Salitral Ojo de Agua and Salinas de Trapalco-Salitral de Santa Rosa), northern Patagonia, Argentina. Cretaceous Research 28:392-404