Euronychodon portucalensis, E. asiaticus
Name: Euronychodon portucalensis, E. asiaticus
Name Meaning: European claw tooth
First Described: 1991
Described By: Antunes & Sigogneau-Russell
Classification: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Eusaurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Pennaraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Averaptora, Troodontidae
Euronychodon was a tooth taxon troodontid, found in Europe and Asia. E. portucalensis was found in Taveiro, Portugal, dating back to about 70 million years ago in the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous. E. asiaticus was found in the Bissekty Formation of Uzbekistan, dating to about 92 million years ago, in the Turonian age of the Late Cretaceous. Given that it is only known from teeth, it is unsure whether or not it was a coelurid, an ornithomimosaur, a dromaeosaurid, or a troodontid. The enamel was identical to that of Byronosaurus, a troodontid, hence its current classification. It probably would have been about two meters long and would have been carnivorous or insectivorous.
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