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Eoraptor Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Eoraptor means "Dawn plunderer"
Pronounced - EE-oh-RAP-tor
Named By - Paul Sereno, Forster, Rogers and Monetta
When Named - 1993
|SIZE:||Length - 3 ft (1 m) long
Height - 1 ft (30 cm) tall at the hips
Weight - ?
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Triassic period, about 228 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in the Ischigualasto Formation, Valley of the Moon, Ischigualsto-Villa Union Basin, in northwestern Argentina, South America.|
|FOSSILS:||Several almost complete skeletons have been found.|
|Eoraptor is one of the earliest known dinosaurs. Recently, even older dinosaurs have been found in Madagascar. Eoraptor was a small, lightly-built dinosaur that walked on two long legs. It had light, hollow bones, a long head with dozens of small, sharp teeth, and five fingers on its grasping hands (two of the fingers on each hand were very small).|
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