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Chindesaurus

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Chindesaurus had a long whip-like tail and long legs. No skull has been found, so its reconstruction is guesswork based on similar dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
chin-dee-sore-us
Meaning of name
Chinde lizard
Length
  4m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Triassic
(227 - 210 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Herrerasauridae, Chindesaurus
Named by
Long and Murry (1995)
Type species
bryansmalli