ERIC Number: ED221374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The World of Coelophysis - A New York Dinosaur of 200 Million Years Ago. Geological Survey: Circular 49.
Fisher, Donald W.
Coelophysis was an ostrich-like, meat-eating dinosaur that inhabitated southwestern New York State approximately 200 million years ago. At that time the region was semi-tropical and hosted a bizarre array of amphibians, reptiles, and plants while experiencing unrest in the form of basin settling, earthquakes, faults, and intrusions and outpourings of lava. Presented in this document are desciptions of (1) the geologic history of New York before and after Coelophysis; (2) the morphology, behavior, and habitat of the dinosaur; and (3) the rocks in the New York basin during Coelophysis' time. A bibliography and list of some museums where dinosaur fossils and/or restorations may be seen are also provided. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Museum and Science Service, Albany.