Chromogisaurus

Name: Chromogisaurus ‭(‬coloured earth lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kro-mo-ge-sor-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Guaibasauridae,‭ ‬Saturnaliinae.
Species: C.‭ ‬novasi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore‭?
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ischigualasto Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Chromogisaurus is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in South America during the late Triassic.‭ ‬At only about two meters long,‭ ‬Chromogisaurus was small for its kind,‭ ‬though certainly not unique.‭ ‬The main predators of Chromogisaurus would have mainly been the emerging theropod dinosaurs,‭ ‬though late surviving rauisuchians would have been potential threats as well.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new early dinosaur‭ (‬Saurischia:‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha‭) ‬from the Late Triassic of Argentina:‭ ‬a reassessment of dinosaur origin and phylogeny.‭ - ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology‭ ‬8:371-425.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.



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