This seems more developed than in Saurornitholestes.
Constriction between the crown and root is comparable to Saurornitholestes, so is much less than in Microraptor.
Bonde (2012) thought three larger teeth (including BMNH R 1588) were probably congeneric with Dromaeosauroides, while Nuthetes itself could be a more generalized neotheropod.
Milner assigns Nuthetes to the Dromaeosauridae based solely on the high DSDI, though she also compares the Mackelian groove and posterior extent of tooth tips to Deinonychus.
Owen later (1879) identified Nuthetes as a crocodilian and referred additional teeth to the taxon, as well as dermal armor called granicones.