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Tawa hallae Nesbitt et al. 2009 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 159719

Full reference: S. J. Nesbitt, N. D. Smith, R. B. Irmis, A. H. Turner, A. Downs and M. A. Norell. 2009. A complete skeleton of a Late Triassic saurischian and the early evolution of dinosaurs. Science 326:1530-1533

Belongs to Tawa according to S. J. Nesbitt et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: GR 241, a skeleton (Nearly complete but disarticulated skull and postcranium). Its type locality is Hayden Quarry, Ghost Ranch (site 2), which is in a Norian coarse channel fill conglomerate/siltstone in the Chinle Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 120.0, humerus length 95.0, scapula length 99.0, skull length 173.0

Estimated body mass: 5.14 kg based on femur length