Nuthetes is a theropod dinosaur of the Early Cretaceous. The generic name is derived from the Koine Greek word 'nouthetes' which means 'a monitor' or 'the one who admonishes'. The name was in reference to the unusual teeth of the dinosaur that resembles the teeth of the present-day monitor lizard. The specific name Nuthetes destructor refers to the ability of the Nuthetes teeth to cut smaller animals. The animal was primarily known from the fossilized teeth and is considered to be a tooth taxon.
Nuthetes is pronounced as 'Nut-heet-eez'.
Nuthetes is a genus of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Early Cretaceous age. They belonged to the Eudromaeosauria clade of the Dromaeosauridae family and the subfamily Velociraptorinae.
Nuthetes was a dinosaur genus of the Cretaceous period. The discoveries suggest that the fossil reptilian remains of these velociraptorine dinosaurs date back to the Berriasian age.
It is unknown when exactly they became Extinct.
Nuthetes evolved in England. The fossils of the dinosaurs were excavated from the Lulworth Formation of England. They also possibly existed in France.
The species of the Nuthetes genus probably lived near freshwater habitats.
Nuthetes fossils were attributed to the formations of France and England. The number of remains in the formations may suggest that they lived in groups.
Their lifespan is unknown.
They were oviparous in nature.
The genus Nuthetes is known for a few jawbone fragments and fossil teeth which makes the exact identification of the dinosaur a bit difficult. No further details have been established regarding the dinosaur's physical description.
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They were known from very few remains including teeth and jaw fragments.
Similar to other dinosaurs, Nuthetes also communicated using vocalizations.
The length of the Nuthetes is estimated to be around 6.5 ft (2 m).
Nuthetes were small and aggressive predators, however, their speed is not known.
The weight of the Nuthetes is uncertain.
The male and female species were called Nuthetes collectively.
A baby Nuthetes is called a hatchling.
Nuthetes were carnivorous in nature.
Some teeth fragments of the Nuthetes were also discovered from the Angeac-Charente bonebed at western France.