Segisaurus

Segisaurus

Pronunciation:
sayg-ee-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Segi [Canyon] lizard'
Segisaurus
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
1.5m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Mid Jurassic, 195-180 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Segisaurus is known only from a partial postcranial skeleton. No full adult has been found, but this was a small carnivorous dinosaur and probably ate insects.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Coelophysoidea, Coelophysidae
Named by:
Camp (1936)
Type species:
halli

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