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

Quick facts about Nuthetes:

  • Existed from 145 million years ago to 139.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a freshwater
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 6 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Nuthetes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J.-M. Mazin and J.-P. Billon-Bruyat. 2002. Le gisement paléontologique de Cherves-de-Cognac [The paleontological locality of Cherves-de-Cognac]. Pour La Science 293:30-31
  • 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