"Staurikosaurus" means "lizard of the Southern Cross"
Staurikosaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Staurikosaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Staurikosaurus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Staurikosaurus was not itself an ancestor of birds).
Staurikosaurus lived about 225 million years ago, during the Triassic period.
Staurikosaurus lived in South America.
Staurikosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater).
Staurikosaurus was about 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) long, and about 3½ feet (1 meter) tall at the hips.
Staurikosaurus weighed about 460 to 770 pounds (210 to 350 kilograms).
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