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Re: Dino trivia
>NOVEMBER 17: The oldest dinosaur was found in Argentina and was
>named Eoraptor. This small meat-eater was 40 inches long, weighed 25
>pounds, and lived 230 million years ago. It was identified by Dr.
>Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago.
Actually, Herrerasaurus and Pisanosaurus (and maybe Coelophysis?) are at
least as old as Eoraptor. However, Eoraptor is the most primitive of all
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile Phone: 703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey FAX: 703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092