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  1. herrerasaur, herrerasaurusnoun

    a kind of theropod dinosaur found in Argentina

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  1. Herrerasaurus

    Herrerasaurus is a genus of saurischian dinosaur from the Late Triassic period. This genus was one of the earliest dinosaurs from the fossil record. Its name means "Herrera's lizard", after the rancher who discovered the first specimen in 1958 in South America. All known fossils of this carnivore have been discovered in the Ischigualasto Formation of Carnian age (late Triassic according to the ICS, dated to 231.4 million years ago) in northwestern Argentina. The type species, Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis, was described by Osvaldo Reig in 1963 and is the only species assigned to the genus. Ischisaurus and Frenguellisaurus are synonyms. For many years, the classification of Herrerasaurus was unclear because it was known from very fragmentary remains. It was hypothesized to be a basal theropod, a basal sauropodomorph, a basal saurischian, or not a dinosaur at all but another type of archosaur. However, with the discovery of an almost complete skeleton and skull in 1988, Herrerasaurus has been classified as an early saurischian in most of the phylogenies on the origin and early evolution of dinosaurs.It is a member of the Herrerasauridae, a family of similar genera that were among the earliest of the dinosaurian evolutionary radiation.

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    Herrerasaurus is a type of extinct carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Triassic period, approximately 230 million years ago. It was one of the earliest dinosaurs and was named after the Argentine rancher who discovered the first specimen. The dinosaur was small to medium in size, with a long tail and a slender body. It was a bipedal dinosaur, meaning it walked on two legs, and was characterized by its unique flexible jaw and large teeth adapted for hunting smaller animals.

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  1. Herrerasaurus

    Herrerasaurus was one of the earliest dinosaurs. Its name means "Herrera's lizard", after the rancher who discovered the first specimen. All known fossils of this carnivorous dinosaur have been discovered in rocks of late Ladinian age in northwestern Argentina. The type species, Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis, was described by Osvaldo Reig in 1963 and is the only species assigned to the genus. Ischisaurus and Frenguellisaurus are synonyms. For many years, the classification of Herrerasaurus was unclear because it was known from very fragmentary remains. It was hypothesized to be a basal theropod, a basal sauropodomorph, a basal saurischian, or not a dinosaur at all but an archosaur. However, with the discovery of an almost complete skeleton and skull in 1988, Herrerasaurus has been classified as either an early theropod or an early saurischian in at least five recent reviews of theropod evolution, with many researchers treating it at least tentatively as the most primitive member of Theropoda. It is a member of the Herrerasauridae, a family of similar genera that were among the earliest of the dinosaurian evolutionary radiation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of herrerasaurus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of herrerasaurus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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