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Segisaurus halli



Name: »Segi lizard«
Length: 1 m
Height: 0.5 m
Weight: 4 – 7kg
Diet: carnivore
Time: Jurassic (180 MYA)
Location: North America

Segisaurus (meaning “Segi canyon lizard”) is a genus of small coelophysoid theropod dinosaur, that measured approximately 1 metre in length. The only known specimen was discovered in 1933 in early Jurassic strata in Tsegi Canyon, Arizona, for which it was named. Segisaurus is the only dinosaur to have ever been excavated from the area. It was later described in 1936 by the paleontologist Charles Lewis Camp. The fragmentary fossil skeleton consisted of portions of the limbs, pelvis, and vertebrae, but no cranial material was located. Segisaurus appears to have been closely related to the much more well-known Coelophysis. One distinction, however, was that Segisaurus had solid bones, while those of Coelophysis’ were hollow. This even made some scientists consider if Segisaurus was even a theropod at all. Later investigations into the specimen’s pelvic remains in 2005 lead scientists to believe that Segisaurus was in fact related more closely to Procompsognathus.
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Looks really nice, I like the pattern!