Coelophysis is one of the best known Triassic dinosaurs, due in large part to the hundreds of complete skeletons discovered in New Mexico in 1947.
It is a slimly built running hunter with a long skull and neck, a lightweight body and a long tail. Because of its small size, Coelophysis probably traveled and hunted in herds.
- Pronounced: see-low-fye-siss
- Means: Hollow form
- Where: North America (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
- When: Late Triassic
- Diet: Carnivorous (reptiles, amphibians)
- Size of Adult: 10 ft (3 m) long
- Size of Animatronic Model: L 9 ft 2 in (2.8 m), H 4 ft 7 in (1.4 m)*
* includes height of steel base