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Period of life:
215-113 MYA
Era/period:
Triassic
Habitat:
North America
Length:
Tawa hallae Dino Pet
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Description
Tawa is one of the earliest theropods in what is now southern North America. Usually reaching a length of about 2 meters, it was very light and weighed only about 20 kg.
Tave had to survive in the harsh conditions of the tropical desert close to the equator, which had an unstable climate with heavy seasonal precipitation, which was often replaced by fires depending on the time of year.
Tava had a long thin neck, tail and hind legs. Its head was long and narrow, and its predatory jaws were equipped with many sharp teeth, with which the fast theropod tore apart prey. For the first time, a partial skeleton of this small dinosaur was discovered in 2004 at the Hayden Quarry at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Full-scale excavations at the site of the find began in 2006. At the end of the research, an almost complete skeleton of Tava appeared before the researchers. Scientists were lucky with the find: the remains were perfectly preserved and were not crushed by rocks during petrification.