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Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis

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Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis
Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis is a dinosaur that lived during the Triassic period, approximately between 231 and 220 million years ago, in what is now Argentina. This dinosaur is significant because it is one of the oldest known dinosaurs and arouses great interest in paleontology due to its importance in understanding the early stages of dinosaur evolution.

Herrerasaurus belongs to the group of theropod dinosaurs, which are the bipedal carnivores that eventually gave rise to larger and more diversified species, such as tyrannosaurs and velociraptors. Although not as large as some of its later descendants, Herrerasaurus was a formidable predator for its time.

With an estimated length of around 6 meters, Herrerasaurus possessed distinctive features, such as a large head with sharp, curved teeth, adapted for tearing flesh. Its bone structure suggests that it was an agile and fast animal, which would have made it an effective hunter.

The name "ischigualastensis" comes from the Ischigualasto Formation in Argentina, where the original fossils were found. This formation is famous for preserving a rich variety of Triassic fossils, which has greatly contributed to our understanding of the fauna and flora of that era.

Approximate measurements of the Herrerasaurus:
  • 1:35 scale Two-piece assembly kit
    • Length 104mm
    • Height 70mm
    • Snout-tail length 171 mm
  • 1:20 scale Two-piece assembly kit
    • Length 182mm
    • Height 122mm
    • Snout-tail length 300 mm