15 Notatesseraeraptor Facts Every Kid Would Love To Know


The fossils existed in what was then Switzerland during the Later Triassic period of Europe. The new dinosaur was given the name Notatesseraeraptor frickensis, after the city of Frick, Switzerland, where even the skeleton was discovered. However, it was not until 2019 that the findings of a phylogenetic analysis were released with the support of nature ecology, confirming the dinosaur's status as a distinct species. It was a Neotheropoda was a basal member with ties to other Triassic theropods including Dilophosaurus and Averostra. This was also the first non-avian dinosaur to be discovered in the Swiss Alps.

Among the fossils discovered, there was a skull as well as a partial postcranial skeleton of an immature individual. Theropods, such as the South American Zupaysaurus, the European Liliensternus, and the North American Coelophysis, are reasonably common in post-Carnian Triassic faunas. Those taxa reflect Neotheropoda's first significant radiation. The Coelophysoidea and Dilophosauridae are two basal lineages of this group. Recent research says that some members of the 'conventional Coelophsoidea' are more closely linked to tetanurans than previously thought and that the Dilophosauridae could constitute a second group of primitive non-averostran neotheropods. The Late Triassic theropod from Switzerland, Notatesseraeraptor frickensis, sheds fresh light on the early theropods' connections. Keep reading to learn more about the species.

Notatesseraeraptor Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Notatesseraeraptor'?

The pronunciation is 'No-ta-tes-se-ray-rap-tor'.

What type of dinosaur was a Notatesseraeraptor?

They were terrestrial dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Notatesseraeraptor roam the Earth?

They belonged to the late Triassic period.

When did the Notatesseraeraptor become extinct?

The fossil record shows all neotheropods became extinct by the end of the Early Jurassic period.

Where did Notatesseraeraptor live?

The neotheropod dinosaur existed in Europe during the late Triassic period.

What was the Notatesseraeraptor's habitat?

It was a carnivorous dinosaur that lived on the ground. They lived on terrain where they could easily obtain food.

Who did the Notatesseraeraptor live with?

Because only a postcranial skeleton of this Plateosaurus dinosaur or first theropod has been discovered, it is uncertain if they traveled in herds or individually.

How long did a Notatesseraeraptor live?

No proper information can be found regarding their life expectancy.

How did they reproduce?

The information is still said to be unclear.

Notatesseraeraptor Fun Facts

What did the Notatesseraeraptor look like?

They had articulated forelimbs with shoulder girdle, these theropods dinosaurs had a small skull.

This dinosaur lived in the late Triassic period in Switzerland.
*We've been unable to source an image of Notatesseraeraptor and have used an image of Styracosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Notatesseraeraptor, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

How many bones did a Notatesseraeraptor have?

The information is still unknown.

How did they communicate?

There is not enough evidence to confirm anything.

How big was the Notatesseraeraptor?

They were 6.6 ft (2 m) long and obtained a height of 8.5 ft (2.5 m). They were much shorter than Shuangmiaosauru.

How fast could a Notatesseraeraptor move?

The information is unknown.

How much did a Notatesseraeraptor weigh?

The weight of this dinosaur is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No specific names were assigned to the male and female dinosaurs.

What would you call a baby Notatesseraeraptor?

The information is still unknown.

How aggressive were they?

The evolution does not show any sign of aggression, but no evidence can confirm this.

Did You Know…

The newly discovered genus and species Marion Zahner and colleagues named Notatesseraeraptor frickensis in 2019.

In reference to the unusual combination of features discovered in the fossil, the genus name stems from the Latin 'nota' indicating feature and 'tesserae', a term that describes glass or other substance used in the production of a mosaic.

*We've been unable to source an image of Notatesseraeraptor and have used an image of Lesothosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Notatesseraeraptor, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

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