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Aardonyx celestae
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Unrecognized taxon (fix): Aardonyx
Species: A. celestae
Binomial name
Aardonyx celestae
Yates et al., 2010 (type)

Aardonyx celestae is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur. It was found in South Africa, but might be recreated.

Other names

It is nicknamed "Celeste's Earth Claw" by Devonshire and Shire scientists.

Etymology

Afrikaans aard, "earth" + Greek onux, "nail, claw".

Fossils were provided by Celeste Yates, hence its species name.

Description

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Fig 2 - Aardonyx life restoration by Matthew Bonnan

Aardonyx compared to a human in size

The genus is known from disarticulated bones belonging to two immature individuals. The material consists of cranial elements, vertebrae, dorsal and cervical ribs, gastralia, chevrons, elements of the pectoral and pelvic girdles, and bones of the fore and hind limbs, manus, and pes. The presence of these bones in a single dense accumulation in a localized channel fill suggests that they came from relatively complete carcasses.[1] Both individuals are thought to have been less than 10 years old at the time of their death because of the lack of peripheral rest lines in the cortices of sampled bones. Additional evidence for immaturity at the time of death includes calcified cartilage at the articular end of the scapula [2].

Similar species

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Behaviour

Diet

It is a browser, feeding on vegetation.

Calls

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Reproduction

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Distribution/habitat

Its fossils were found in South Africa, thought its habitat is unknown since it just now being recreated in labs.

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