Paronychodon was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Utah, Texas and Romania.

Quick facts about Paronychodon:

  • Existed from Kimmeridgian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 106 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Paronychodon was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Estes. 1965. A new fossil salamander from Montana and Wyoming. Copeia 1965(1):90-95
  • J. A. Lillegraven and M. C. McKenna. 1986. Fossil mammals from the "Mesaverde" Formation (Late Cretaceous, Judithian) of the Bighorn and Wind River basins, Wyoming, with definitions of Late Cretaceous North American Land-Mammal "Ages". American Museum Novitates 2840:1-68
  • A. Sahni. 1972. The vertebrate fauna of the Judith River Formation, Montana. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 147(6):321-412