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Guaibasaurus

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This early dinosaur is known from a partial skeleton. Scientists are not sure how it relates to later dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
gwie-bah-sore-us
Meaning of name
[Rio] Guaiba lizard
Length
estimated  1.8m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Triassic
(221 - 210 million years ago)
Found in
Brazil

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Guaibasaurus
Named by
Bonaparte, Ferigolo and Ribeiro (1999)
Type species
candelariensis