A native of the United Kingdom, Baryonyx was part of an unusual family of theropods, the Spinosauridae, which preyed upon fish.

This is evidenced by its crocodile-like jaws and teeth, and the remains of a large fish found in the stomach region of its skeleton.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: BAR-ee-ON-iks
  • Means: Heavy claw
  • Size: 36 ft (11 m)
  • Where: England, Europe
  • When: Early Cretaceous
  • Diet: Carnivorous, piscivore