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meaning: "Horned claw"
Named By: V. R. Alifanov & R. Barsbold in 2009
Time Period: Late Cretaceous
Location: Mongolia - Barun Goyot Formation
Size: Estimated 1.5 meters long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Alvarezsauridae |

Ceratonykus (meaning 'horned claw') is a genus of alvarezsaurid theropod dinosaur that existed in the late Cretaceous period. The discovery of a fragmented skeleton in Mongolia in early 2009 has led scientists to question where alvarezsaurids fit taxonomically into Theropoda.

Read more about Ceratonykus at Wikipedia
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