Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Segisaurus halli

Known from a single fragmentary skeleton which is missing the skull, Segisaurus is one of the last Coelophysoid of North America.

Segisaurus halli
Camp, 1936
Meaning of generic name
Segi Lizard
Meaning of specific name
of Hall
Length: 1 m
Partial postcranial skeleton missing the skull.
Age and Distribution
Early Jurassic. Segi Canyon, Navajo Sandstone, Arizona (US).
Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Coelophysoidea Coelophysidae
Further Reading
C. L. Camp. 1936. A new type of bipedal dinosaur from the Navajo Sandstone of Arizona. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 24(2):39-56.

M. T. Carrano, J. R. Hutchinson, and S. D. Sampson. 2005. New information on Segisaurus halli, a small theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of Arizona. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(4):835-849
Image by Nobu Tamura (click to enlarge)
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