Coelurus was quite small for a Theropod dinosaur. It was about 8 feet (2.4 meters) long, about 2¼ feet (0.7 meters) tall at the hips, and weighed something in the region of 29 to 44 pounds (13 to 20 kilograms).
The first discovery of the remains of Coelurus was in 1881 by an amateur fossil collector named David Baldwin. The name Coelurus was coined by Edward D. Cope in 1889, and means "hollow form", in reference to the animal's hollow bones.
Coelurus is belived to have been a small terrestrial carnivore (meat-eater). It would have ffet on small prey some small mammals, lizards and insects. It was also probably a fast animal - evidence for this comes, for instance, from the structure of the bones in its feet.
Coelurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 153 to 150 million years ago
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