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Nqwebasaurus

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Nqwebasaurus is known from a partial skeleton lacking the skull, so the shape of the head is based on similar dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
n-qu-web-ah-sore-us
Meaning of name
Nqweba lizard
Length
  1m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Mid Jurassic
(159 - 132 million years ago)
Found in
South Africa

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Nqwebasaurus
Named by
de Klerk, Forster, Sampson, Chinsamy and Ross (2000)
Type species
thwazi