Meaning - Eoraptor means “Dawn plunderer”
Length - 3 ft (1 m) long
|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.
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).