Staurikosaurus

Staurikosaurus

Pronunciation:
stor-ik-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Southern Cross lizard'
Staurikosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
2.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Triassic, 227-221 million years ago
Found in:
Brazil

Staurikosaurus was one of the earliest dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Herrerasauridae
Named by:
Colbert (1970)
Type species:
pricei

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