Nuthetes was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lower Normandy (France), England (United Kingdom) and Aquitaine (France).

Quick facts about Nuthetes:

  • Existed from Berriasian Age to 139.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 6 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Nuthetes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. C. Ensom. 1987. A remarkable new vertebrate site in the Purbeck Limestone Formation on the Isle of Purbeck. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 108:205-206
  • P. C. Ensom. 1988. Excavations at Sunnydown Farm, Langton Matravers, Dorset: amphibians discovered in the Purbeck Limestone Formation. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 109:148-150
  • R. Owen. 1854. On some fossil reptilian and mammalian remains from the Purbecks. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 10:420-433