coelophysis(redirected from Ceolophysis)
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A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Coelophysis of the Triassic Period, having a long neck and tail and an elongated snout.
[New Latin Coelophysis, genus name : Greek koilos, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots + Greek phusis, form; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||coelophysis - one of the oldest known dinosaurs; late Triassic; cannibalistic|
genus Ceratosaurus - primitive saurischian carnivorous dinosaurs
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