Herrerasaurus

Herrerasaurus

Pronunciation:
herr-ray-rah-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'Herrera's lizard'
Herrerasaurus
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
3.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Triassic, 228 million years ago
Found in:
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Herrerasauridae
Named by:
Reig (1963)
Type species:
ischigualastensis

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