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Shuvosaurus

Shuvosaurus means "Shuvo's lizard" after the name of the son of the paleontologist who discovered this dinosaur. It looked like a big ostrich, except that it didn't have feathers. This dinosaur has a short heavy beak that covered toothless jaws. The beak was shaped to crack hard-shelled nuts and seeds efficiently. Shuvosaurus probably ate other plant materials as well, along with any small animals it could catch.

Length: 10 feet
Weight: 250 pounds
Time: 225-220 million years ago
Where Found: Texas Panhandle

Thnk About It: Dinosaurs were all reptiles, but some dinosaurs are believed to be ancestors of birds. How is this dinosaur like a bird? How is it different?


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