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Lauren Helton ([personal profile] dino_a_day) wrote2014-07-07 05:02 pm
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Daemonosaurus - Seeking - 45



Daemonosaurus chauliodus was a Late Triassic theropod from New Mexico's Ghost Ranch site. During the Triassic, it was a dense forest, and now a thick layer of coal lines the rocks where Daemonosaurus and its contemporaries were found. Most Triassic theropods have long, narrow snouts, so Daemonosaurus, with its short rounded snout and buck teeth, was a very unique find when it was discovered in 2011. Unlike Coelophysis, fossils of which have been found in the hundreds in this area, we only have one Daemonosaurus skeleton on record so far, but it seems to have died similarly, trapped in a flash flood during one of the region's severe monsoons.