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Coelophysid Distribution & Evolution
I was just about to get started on a recreation of some Late Triassic
fauna. I've decided to focus on a coelophysid & a prosauropod, since
once seemed to guarantee the existence of the other in most all regions
they were found. As I understand, the worldwide climate & landscape was
that of widespread desert & sand dunes w/ little seasonality & arid
conditions. Given that, my task now is to find out which coelophysids
existed in different places at that time, how they differed from each
other and what other creatures they shared their environment with.
I know Coelophysid remains have been found in North America, Europe &
North Africa. What I barely ever hear mention of are the coelophysid &
prosauropod remains from here in Nova Scotia. I know a species of
Plateosaurus has been discovered here, but the most I can find on the
coelophysid was one little blurb where it was stated that a close
relative of Coelophysis is know from Nova Scotia. Do any of you have
info on this Nova Scotion coelophysid?
Also, how many coelophysids are known worldwide from the Late Triassic
[and Early Jurassic]?Also, it seems coelophysids went extinct after the
Early Jurassic, except for Lilensternus & Dilophosaurus, which seem to
be direct derivations of North American species.