Patagonykus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited South America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Argentina.

Quick facts about Patagonykus:

  • Existed from Turonian Age to 85.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Patagonykus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • F. E. Novas and R. A. Coria. 1990. Unusual Cretaceous theropods from Patagonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10(3, suppl.):37A