Name: Bannykus ‭(‬half claw‭).
Phonetic: Ban-ne-kus.
Named By: X.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Choiniere,‭ ‬Q.-W.‭ ‬Tan,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Clark,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Sullivan,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Zhao,‭ ‬F.-L.‭ ‬Han,‭ ‬Q.-Y.‭ ‬Ma,‭ ‬Y.-M.‭ ‬He,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Xing‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬Tan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Synonyms: Wulatesaurus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Alvarezsauroidea.
Species: B.‭ ‬wulatensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Inner Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bayin-Gobi Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Bannykus is a genus of alvarezsaurid dinosaur that lived in Asia during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬The overall lack of fossil remains at the time of‭ ‬its description makes it hard to ascertain details about Bannykus,‭ ‬though the size of the leg bones alone suggest that Bannykus was among the larger known alvarezsaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Two early Cretaceous fossils document transitional stages in alvarezsaurian dinosaur evolution.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Current Biology‭ ‬28:2853-2860.‭ ‬-‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Choiniere,‭ ‬Q.-W.‭ ‬Tan,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Clark,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Sullivan,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Zhao,‭ ‬F.-L.‭ ‬Han,‭ ‬Q.-Y.‭ ‬Ma,‭ ‬Y.-M.‭ ‬He,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Xing‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬Tan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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