Zupaysaurus

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Zupaysaurus
Temporal range: Upper Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ceratosauria
Superfamily: Coelophysoidea
Family: ?Dilophosauridae
Genus: Zupaysaurus
Species: Z. rougieri
Binomial name
Zupaysaurus rougieri
Arcucci & Coria, 2003

Zupaysaurus was a dinosaur that lived in South America 213 million years ago, during the Upper Triassic period. It was about 5 meters (15 feet) long. A dinosaur very similar to it, Dracovenator, lived in South Africa at the same time.

During the Triassic period, all the continents were connected to form the supercontinent of Pangaea, and animals could migrate freely between them. Zupaysaurus was a carnivore.