Coelophysis Dinosaur tooth fossils
SITE LOCATION: Bull Canyon Formation, Dockum Group, San Miguel Co., New Mexico
TIME PERIOD: Late Triassic (203-196 Million Years Ago)
Data: Coelophysis is an extinct genus of coelophysid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 203 to 196 million years ago during the latter part of the Triassic Period in what is now the southwestern United States and also in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Coelophysis was a small, slenderly-built, ground-dwelling, bipedal carnivore, that could grow up to 3 m (9.8 ft) long. Coelophysis is one of the earliest known dinosaur genera. Scattered material representing similar animals has been found worldwide in some Late Triassic and Early Jurassic formations.