Chindesaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as New Mexico and Texas.

Quick facts about Chindesaurus:

  • Existed from 228 million years ago to 208.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 7 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Chindesaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Chindesaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. J. Sawin. 1944. Amphibians from the Dockum Triassic of Howard County, Texas. Contributions to Geology, The University of Texas 4401:361-399
  • R. A. Long and P. A. Murry. 1995. Late Triassic (Carnian and Norian) tetrapods from the southwestern United States. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 4:1-254
  • W. Parker and R. B. Irmis. 2005. Advances in Late Triassic vertebrate paleontology based on new material from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Vertebrate Paleontology in Arizona, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 29:45-58