New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

Animals of Triassic New Mexico

Below are some of the fossils featured in the Dawn of the Dinosaurs exhibit.

Buettneria perfecta
Early amphibian - Adult and Juvenile
butte-NAYR-ee-uh per-FECT-uh
6.9 feet/2.1 meters long
Meat Eater
Late Triassic (220-205 million year ago)

Trilophosaurus jacobsi
Early archosaur
tri-low-fo-SORE-us JAY-cubs-eye
5.5 feet/1.7 meters long
Meat Eater
Late Triassic (225-210 million years ago)

Pseudopalatus buceros
Female and Male Phytosaurs
SOO-do-pa-LAY-tus byoo-SAIR-os
9.8-13.1 feet/3-4 meters long
Meat Eater
Late Triassic (205 million years ago)

Redondasaurus
Phytosaur
ruh-don-duh-SORE-us
21 feet/6.4 meters long
Meat Eater
Late Triassic (205 million years ago)

Placerias hesternus
Dicynodont
plu-SAYR-ee-us hess-TERN-us
9.5 feet/2.9 meters long
Plant Eater
Late Triassic (220 million years ago)

Typothorax coccinarum
Aetosaur
tie-po-THOR-ax cox-in-AHR-um
8.2 feet/2.5 meters long
Plant Eater
Late Triassic (215-205 million years ago)

Coelophysis bauri
Early dinosaur
see-low-FY-sis BOW-rye
9.8 feet/3 meters long
Meat Eater
Late Triassic (205-210 million years ago)

Adelobasileus cromptoni
First mammal
uh-DELL-oh-ba-sill-ee-us KROMP-ton-eye
4.7 inches/.12 meters long
Meat Eater
Late Triassic (225 million years ago)


Erythrosuchian
Early archosaur
ee-rith-row-SOOK-ee-un
11.5 feet/3.5 meters long
Meat Eater
Middle Triassic (245 million years ago)


Lungfish burrow

5 feet/1.5 meters long

Early Devonian to Present (400 million years ago to now)