Tochisaurus

Tochisaurus nemegtensis

  • Pronounced:  Talk - ih - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Ostrich Lizard"

  • Length:  Unknown

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 70 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Scientists currently believe that Tochisaurus was a swift, smart hunter from Asia. This is only a guess, however, as only part of the foot has been found! Three parts of the upper foot bone were found perfectly preserved and based on this, scientists think that they have a pretty good idea of how this and other members of its family would have looked. It belongs to the same group of dinosaurs that included Troodon  and it probably looked very similar to that North American dinosaur. This is another example of how dinosaurs of the same basic family spread through different parts of the prehistoric world.

Tochisaurus is known from its well-preserved metatarsus, which measures about 10 inches (25 cm) long. It is believed to be closely related to Troodon  but distinct enough to warrant a separate genus.



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