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Segisaurus

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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.

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Pronounced
sayg-ee-sore-us
Meaning of name
Segi [Canyon] lizard
Length
  1.5m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Mid Jurassic
(195 - 180 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Coelophysoidea, Coelophysidae, Segisaurus
Named by
Camp (1936)
Type species
halli