Herrerasaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited South America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Argentina and Argentina.

Quick facts about Herrerasaurus:

  • Existed from 237 million years ago to 201.3 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 11 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Herrerasaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. C. Sereno and C. A. Forster. 1993. Primitive dinosaur skeleton from Argentina and the early evolution of Dinosauria. Nature 361:64-66
  • D. B. Brinkman and H.-D. Sues. 1987. A staurikosaurid dinosaur from the Upper Triassic Ischigualasto Formation of Argentina and the relationships of the Staurikosauridae. Palaeontology 30(3):493-503
  • K. T. Hollocher and O. A. Alcober. 2005. Carnivore coprolites from the Upper Triassic Ischigualasto Formation, Argentina: chemistry, mineralogy, and evidence for rapid initial mineralization. Palaios 20(1):51-63