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Fact File: Coelophysis

Coelophysis Dinosaur on two legs, with a very long tail, walking to the right on a plain white background.Name: Coelophysis

Meaning: Hollow form

How to say it: see-LOH-fiss-iss

Where found: North America

Length: 3 metres

Height: About 2 metres

Weight: 27kg

How it walked: Walked on two legs

Teeth: small sharp teeth

Type of feeder: Carnivore (meat eater)

Food: Vertebrates

Period: Triassic

When it lived: 225-220 million years ago

Type of hip: lizard-hipped

Other info: One of the earliest known dinosaurs

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