❃ Baryonyx was a theropod dinosaur that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, around 130-125 million years ago. It was first discovered in 1983 by amateur fossil hunter, William J. Walker, in Surrey, England.
❃ The name Baryonyx means "heavy claw", referring to the large, curved claw on the first finger of each hand. This claw could grow up to 11 inches (28 cm) long and was probably used to catch fish. Baryonyx is the only known dinosaur with such a large claw on its hand.
❃ They were a carnivore (meat-eater). It probably fed on fish, amphibians, and small dinosaurs. It is even possible that Baryonyx caught and ate pterosaurs (flying reptiles)!