Explore this site for information, pictures, and articles about the dinosaur Coelophysis,
the official State Fossil of New Mexico. Great flocks of this meat-eating dinosaur roamed the Southwest U.S.
during the Triassic Period, 210 million years ago.
What does the name Coelophysis mean?
How did Coelophysis get to be New Mexico’s State Fossil?
What kind of animal was Coelophysis?
When did Coelophysis roam New Mexico?
How did Coelophysis live?
What did Coelophysis eat?
Was Coelophysis a cannibal?
What other animals lived alongside Coelophysis?
Where are Coelophysis fossils found?
How did paleontologists get Coelophysis out of the ground and on display in the museum?
How did all of the Coelophysis at Ghost Ranch die?
What are the distinctive features of Coelophysis?
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science,
a Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs