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, Texas and New Mexico.

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):
  • R. B. Irmis and S. J. Nesbitt. 2007. A Late Triassic dinosauromorph assemblage from New Mexico and the rise of dinosaurs. Science 317:358-361
  • H. J. Sawin. 1944. Amphibians from the Dockum Triassic of Howard County, Texas. Contributions to Geology, The University of Texas 4401:361-399
  • S. Colclazer. 1985. Dawn of the dinosaur. Courier. The National Park Service Newsletter 30(8):1-3