Nothronychus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as New Mexico and Arizona.

Quick facts about Nothronychus:

  • Existed from Cenomanian Age to 89.3 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Nothronychus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. G. Wolfe and J. I. Kirkland. 1998. Zuniceratops christopheri n. gen. & n. sp., a ceratopsian dinosaur from the Moreno Hill Formation (Cretaceous, Turonian) of west-central New Mexico. S. G. Lucas, J. I. Kirkland, and J. W. Estep (eds.), Lower and Middle Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 14:307-317
  • D. D. Gillette and L. B. Albright. 2001. Discovery and paleogeographic implications of a therizinosaurid dinosaur from the Turonian (Late Cretaceous) of southern Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(3, suppl.):54A