Zupaysaurus

genus of reptiles (fossil)

Zupaysaurus was a dinosaur that lived in South America 213 million years ago, during the Upper Triassic period. It was about 5 meters (15 feet) long. A dinosaur very similar to it, Dracovenator, lived in South Africa at the same time.

Zupaysaurus
Temporal range: Upper Triassic
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Zupaysaurus in resting pose
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Zupaysaurus
Species:
Z. rougieri
Binomial name
Zupaysaurus rougieri
Arcucci & Coria, 2003

During the Triassic period, all the continents were connected to form the supercontinent of Pangaea, and animals could migrate freely between them. Zupaysaurus was a carnivore.