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Say hello to: SEGNOSAURUS

SEGNOSAURUS (SEG-no-sawr-us) "Slow Lizard" (Latin segnis = slow + Greek sauros = lizard, possibly because it seems to be an evloutionary throwback)
A strange new type of dinosaur found in Late Cretaceous deposits in Mongolia. This dinosaur had an OPISTHOPUBIC PELVIS and a relatively small head; its snout ended in a narrow, toothless beak. Twenty-four small, pointed TEETH lined each side of the jaws. It probably ate fish. Segnosaurus had long arms and seems to ha e been at least partially QUADRUPEDAL. The short HANDS were three-fingered. The FEET had four toes with long, thick, curved CLAWS.
From the tip of its nose to the end of its TAIL, Segnosaurus was probably 23 feet (7 m) long and 6 feet (1.8 m) tall at the hips. Scientists think it was an ORNITHOPOD. Segnosaurus is known from a jaw, fore and hind limbs, pelvis, and several other bones.

Classification: Segnosauridae, Segnosauria, Ornithischia