Linhenykus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Inner Mongolia (China) and Inner Mongolia (China).

Quick facts about Linhenykus:

  • Existed from Campanian Age to 72.1 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Linhenykus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Xu and C. Sullivan. 2011. A monodactyl nonavian dinosaur and the complex evolution of the alvarezsauroid hand. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(6):2338-2342
  • X. Xu and Q.-W. Tan. 2013. A new oviraptorid from the Upper Cretaceous of Nei Mongol, China, and its stratigraphic implications. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 51(2):85-101