Lophostropheus ‭(‬Crested vertebrae‭)

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Lophostropheus ‭(‬Crested vertebrae‭)

Phonetic : Low-foe-stro-fee-us.

Named By : Martin Ezcurra‭ & ‬Gilles Cuny‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007

Diet : Carnivore

Size : Estimated 5 – 6.2 meters long

Type of Dinosaur : Large Theropod

Type Species : L.‭ ‬airelensis‭ (‬type‭)

Found in : France,‭ ‬Normandy‭ ‬-‭ ‬Moon-Airel Formation

When it Lived : Early Jurassic, 203-196 million years ago

Lophostropheus (pron. :” LOAF-oh-STRO-fee-us”) is an extinct genus of coelophysoid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 205.6 to 196.5 million years ago during the boundary between the Late Triassic Period and the Early Jurassic Period, in what is now Normandy, France. Lophostropheus may be one of the few dinosaurs to have survived the Triassic–Jurassic mass extinction.

Lophostropheus, a ground-dwelling bipedal carnivore of small to medium size, could reach 3m (9.8 feet) in length. It was incorrectly classified as Liliensternus and Halticosaurus over the years. However, it was later recognized as an entirely new genus and assigned to Lophostropheus in 2007

According to estimates, Lophostropheus weighed in at least 100 kg (220 pounds) and measured 3m (10 feet) in length. Molina-Perez (17 ft) was the highest estimate, while Larramendi (136 kg, 300 lbs) gave a lower estimate. This estimate is based upon a partial skull that was first described as a Halticosaurus specimen in 1966.

Source: Wikipedia