STL Science Center

STL Science Center

01 August 2015

Triassic Body Shapes

Triassic body shapes are generally very similar for all of the earliest Dinosauriformes. There is, as usual, a very good reason for that which is based on fossil evidence that is available.The fossil evidence, which was described in 2010, shows us a very gracile early Dinosauriforme that looks similar to its contemporary animals and near descendants like Coelophysis. Unlike these descendants, however, Asilisaurus was more likely quadrupedal regularly with the ability to act as a facultatively bipedal reptile. Additionally, like most other early Dinosauriformes, Asilisaurus was a rather small animal, as can be seen here. When anything dinosaur related ventures into the pet-sized area it is quite fantastic, and this is no exception.

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