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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Sauropodomorpha
  Infraorder Prosauropoda
  Family Plateosauridae
  Genus Unaysaurus
Unaysaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in South America during Triassic period about 225 million years ago.

Unaysaurus was a small biped. It was about 8 feet (2.5 meters) long, and only about 2 to 3 feet tall (0.6 to 0.9 meters). The animal weighed around 155 pounds (70 kilograms).

The name of Unaysaurus means "black water lizard", and refers to the region of Brazil where the creature was first discovered. This region was Agua Negra, which means "black water" in tje Portuguese language, and which is known as "unay" (also meaning "black water") in the local Tupi native American language.


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Unaysaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 225 million years ago

Unaysaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 225 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Unaysaurus:
  1. Unaysaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Unaysaurus" means "black water lizard". "Black water" is reference to the region of Brazil where the creature was discovered - Agua Negra (which means "black water" in Portuguese), and is known as "unay" (also meaning "black water") in the Tupi native American language.

  3. Unaysaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Unaysaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Unaysaurus was a Prosauropod - a member of a group of related early herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaurs which had long necks, small heads, shorter forelimbs than hind limbs, and a thumb claw.

  5. Unaysaurus lived about 225 million years ago, during the Triassic period.

  6. Unaysaurus lived in South America.

  7. Unaysaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  8. Unaysaurus was about 8 feet (2.5 meters) long, and about 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) tall.

  9. Unaysaurus weighed about 155 pounds (70 kilograms).

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