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Eucoelophysis is known from the complete research of bones gathered from the Chinle Formation. It is named based on its similarities with the coelophysid dinosaurs. They are named Eucoelophysis which in literal terms means 'true hollow form'. It was considered to be similar to the coleophysids for a long time in history until Nesbitt suggested another explanation after his research. It was suggested that Eucoelophysis was actually not a true dinosaur and these early dinosaurs were basal dinosauriforms of the Silesauridae family and a close relative of Silesaurus.

Fun Eucoelophysis Facts For Kids

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Where were they found?

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Scientific Name

Eucoelophysis baldwini

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Eucoelophysis Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Eucoelophysis'?

Eucoelophysis is pronounced as 'Yew-see-lo-fy-siss'.

What type of dinosaur was a Eucoelophysis?

The Eucoelophysis is a new theropod dinosaur of the Upper Triassic.

In which geological period did the Eucoelophysis roam the Earth?

Eucoelophysis evolved during the Norian age of the Upper Triassic in New Mexico.

When did the Eucoelophysis become Extinct?

It is not known when exactly Eucoelophysis went Extinct. It roamed the Earth in New Mexico during the Upper Triassic period.

Where did Eucoelophysis live?

They lived in the region which is currently called New Mexico. The fossils of the new theropod dinosaur were discovered from the Chinle Formation of New Mexico.

What was the Eucoelophysis' habitat?

The Eucoelophysis lived in terrestrial habitats. It is not known how territorial they were.

Who did the Eucoelophysis live with?

There is no accurate information about who they lived with.

How long did a Eucoelophysis live?

Its lifespan is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

They were oviparous in nature.

Eucoelophysis Fun Facts

What did the Eucoelophysis look like?

For a long time, the Eucoelophysis of the Late Triassic period was considered to be similar to coelophysoids but their hindlimb differed from the latter. The oblique ligament groove was absent on the caudal surface of the femoral head and the fibular crest was also absent.

The morphology of the femur of Eucoelophysis makes them similar to the Silesaurus.

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How many bones did a Eucoelophysis have?

It is unknown how many bones it possessed.

How did they communicate?

Eucoelophysis perhaps communicated similar to other dinosaurs.

How big was the Eucoelophysis?'

The size of the dinosaur of the Upper Triassic period has not been measured.

How fast could a Eucoelophysis move?

The speed is not evaluated yet.

How much did a Eucoelophysis weigh?

The weight of the Eucoelophysis of the Late Triassic period has not been determined due to the lack of enough fossil materials.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species are both called Eucoelophysis.

What would you call a baby Eucoelophysis?

A baby Eucoelophysis was called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

The Eucoelophysis was carnivorous in nature that used to eat fish and other animals. This made them naturally quite greedy, predatory, and deadly.

Did You Know…

The Eucoelophysis holds the record for the youngest non-dinosaurian dinosauriform. This suggests their evolution during the Norian age of the Late Triassic period.

'Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology' has a lot more information about this dinosaur.

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Moumita Dutta

Moumita is a multilingual content writer and editor. She has a PostGraduate Diploma in sports management, which enhanced her sports journalism skills, as well as a degree in journalism and mass communication. She's good at writing about sports and sporting heroes. Moumita has worked with many soccer teams and produced match reports, and sports is her primary passion.

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