Coelophysis rhodesiensis, skull (formerly Syntarsus rhodesiensis)

Coelophysis rhodesiensis (formerly knows as Syntarsus rhodesiensis) is an extinct species of coelophysid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 188 million years ago during the early part of the Jurassic Period in what is now Africa. The species was a small to medium-sized, lightly built, ground-dwelling, bipedal carnivore, that could grow up to 3 m (9.8 ft) long. It was formerly called Syntarsus, but that name was already taken by a beetle, and was subsequently given the name Megapnosaurus by Ivie, Ślipiński & Węgrzynowicz, in 2001, though many subsequent studies have classified it in the genus Coelophysis.

Coelophysis rhodesiensis measured up to 3 meters (10 ft) long from nose to tail and weighed about 32 kilograms (70 lb). The bones of 30 C. rhodesiensis individuals were found together in a fossil bed in Zimbabwe, so paleontologists think it may have hunted in packs. The various fossils attributed to this species have been dated over a relatively large time span – the Hettangian, Sinemurian, and Pliensbachian stages of the Early Jurassic – meaning the fossils represent either a highly successful genus or a few closely related animals all currently assigned to Coelophysis.

This specimen is from the late Triassic of Arizona.
 



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Coelophysis rhodesiensis, skull (formerly Syntarsus rhodesiensis) 

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8.5x3" skull, 10x5" matrix
Item 3317 

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Type: Skulls
Phylum: Vertebrates
Class: Dinosaurs

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