- Baryonyx walkeri
- Charig & Milner, 1986
- Meaning of generic name
- Heavy Claw
- Meaning of specific name
- of Walker
- Length: 9 m
- Partial skull and associated postcranial skeleton.
- Age and Distribution
- Wealden Beds, Smokejacks Pit, Ockley, Surrey, England.
- Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Spinosauroidea Spinosauridae
- Further Reading
- A. J. Charig and A. C. Milner. 1986. "Baryonyx, a remarkable new theropod dinosaur." Nature 324(6095):359-361.
Charig, A. J., and Milner A. C., 1990, The systematic position of Baryonyx walkeri, in the light of Gauthier’s reclassification of the Theropoda: In: Dinosaur Systematics, Approaches and Perspectives. Edited by Kenneth Carpenter and Philip J. Currie. Cambridge University Press, p. 127-140.
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- Images by Nobu Tamura (click to enlarge)
Baryonyx walkeri, April 5, 2007 same, February 2, 2013:
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Baryonyx is known from a partial skull and postcranial skeleton and is to date the most complete theropod found in England, it was discovered in a pit in Surrey, England, 1983. It was found by amateur palaeontologist William Walker. At least 70% of the specimen was recovered and is on display in the Natural History Museum, London. Its hands were equipped with a huge claw and its crocodile-like snout indicate it was probably a piscivorous animal. It is possible that the genera Suchomimus and Cristatusaurus are junior synonyms of Baryonyx. Suchosaurus cultridens from the Early Cretaceous of England, known from teeth is most probably the same animal than Baryonyx walkeri.