|More Dinosaur Fact Sheets||EnchantedLearning.com
Nqwebasaurus Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Nqwebasaurus means "Nqweba lizard" - named for the district in which it was found
Pronounced - en-KWEB-ah-SAWR-us [Note: the Q is pronounced as a click]
Named By - de Klerk, Forster, Sampson, Chinsamy, and Ross
When Named - 2000
|DIET:||Carnivore (meat-eater) - it may have eaten small mammals, reptiles and insects.|
|SIZE:||Length - 2.5 ft (80 cm) long
Height - 13 ft (33 cm) tall at the hips
Weight - 1.3 pounds (580 gm)
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Early Cretaceous period, about 135-130 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in the Kirkwood Formation in the Algoa Basin, Eastern Cape, South Africa. This specimen has been nicknamed "Kirky."|
|FOSSILS:||What Has Been Found - A 70 percent complete fossil was found.
Who Found the Fossils - Nqwebasaurus was found by William de Klerk and Callum Ross.
|This chicken-sized dinosaur was found containing gizzard stones (stones it swallowed to help grind up its food).|
|Search the Enchanted Learning website for:|