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Nqwebasaurus

n-QWE-bah-SAW-rus, “lizard from the Nqweba region”

Nqwebasaurus was the earliest-known “bird-mimic” dinosaur. Scientists believed it was a meat eater until they found stones in the stomach area. Some plant eaters swallowed stones to grind up tough plant material. Nqwebasaurus may have been an omnivore, eating both plants and prey.

Where:

South Africa

How Long:

3 to 4 feet

What It Ate:

Possibly prey and plants

When:

145 million years ago

By: Dougal Dixon

Art by: Robert Squier

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