Nothronychus was a therizinosaurid theropod dinosaur. The name translates to "slothful claw". (92-83 MYA)
It was once carnivorous, but evolved to a vegetarian. It had razor sharp claws good for stripping plants and defending itself. It was pot-bellied and bizarre. Nothronychus was related to another animal called Therizinosaurus.
A Nothronychus from the Zuni-Basin is attacked by Suskityrannus. The Suskityrannus stalks off, feeding off a carcass and then going to sleep, never to wake up. Then two Nothronychus are attacked by a pack of hungry Suskityrannus. Unsuccessful, the pack turn cannibal, feeding off the dead [[Suskityrannus[[. Then they die. It is revealed that the water by the lake and the carcasses are infected by a disease which will kill anything that eats it. Nothronychus are pretty safe, as they are herbivores, unless they drank from the toxic water, of course.
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