Coelophysis

About Coelophysis

In 1940, thousands of Coelophysis' bones were discovered in a small area. These animals probably all died together, perhaps in a flash flood or other natural disaster. Coelophysis' light-weight body and long neck made it an excellent hunter. This predator was a quick and agile creature, able to dart from side to side as it chased its prey or escaped from its enemies. Coelophysis shares many features with early birds, including hollow bones and a beak-like mouth.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Coelophysis
How do I pronounce Coelophysis?
See-low-fye-siss
What does the name Coelophysis mean?
Hollow Shape
How long was Coelophysis?
10.00 feet 3.00 meters
How heavy was Coelophysis?
77.00 pounds 35.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Coelophysis assigned to?
Theropoda
What did Coelophysis eat?
Small animals
How many years ago did Coelophysis live?
220,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Coelophysis live?
Late Triassic
Where did Coelophysis live?
North America
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Coelophysis's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Coelophysis Map

Coelophysis's size

0 kg
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