Fun Nuthetes Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 11, 2022
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Nuthetes facts are interesting for kids.

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 Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Nuthetes'?

Nuthetes is pronounced as 'Nut-heet-eez'.

What type of dinosaur was a Nuthetes?

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.

In which geological period did the Nuthetes roam the Earth?

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.

When did the Nuthetes become Extinct?

It is unknown when exactly they became Extinct.

Where did Nuthetes live?

Nuthetes evolved in England. The fossils of the dinosaurs were excavated from the Lulworth Formation of England. They also possibly existed in France.

What was the Nuthetess' habitat?

The species of the Nuthetes genus probably lived near freshwater habitats.

Who did the Nuthetes live with?

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.

How long did a Nuthetes live?

Their lifespan is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

They were oviparous in nature.

Nuthetes Fun Facts

What did the Nuthetes look like?

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.

Nuthetes was a theropod dinosaur.

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How many bones did a Nuthetes have?

They were known from very few remains including teeth and jaw fragments.

How did they communicate?

Similar to other dinosaurs, Nuthetes also communicated using vocalizations.

How big was the Nuthetes?

The length of the Nuthetes is estimated to be around 6.5 ft (2 m).

How fast could a Nuthetes move?

Nuthetes were small and aggressive predators, however, their speed is not known.

How much did a Nuthetes weigh?

The weight of the Nuthetes is uncertain.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species were called Nuthetes collectively.

What would you call a baby Nuthetes?

A baby Nuthetes is called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

Nuthetes were carnivorous in nature.

Did You Know…

Some teeth fragments of the Nuthetes were also discovered from the Angeac-Charente bonebed at western France.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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