Chindesaurus

Chindesaurus

Pronunciation:
chin-dee-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Chinde lizard'
Chindesaurus
early dinosaur silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
early dinosaur
Length:
4.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Triassic, 227-210 million years ago
Found in:
USA

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

Taxonomic details

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

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