Meaning - Saltopus means “hopping foot”
Carnivore (meat-eater) - it may have eaten mostly insects
Length - 2 ft (0.7 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Triassic period, about 225-222 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Scotland, Europe.
Only a very incomplete, poorly-preserved fossil (including part of the skull) of Saltopus has been found.
Saltopus may have been a very early dinosaur. It was small, lightly-built dinosaur that walked on two legs. It had light, hollow bones, and a long head with dozens of small, sharp teeth. Saltopus has five fingers on its hands, but the fourth and fifth digits were very small.