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Staurikosaurus

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Staurikosaurus was one of the earliest dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
stor-ik-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Southern Cross lizard
Length
  2m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Triassic
(227 - 221 million years ago)
Found in
Brazil

Taxonomic details

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