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Chindesaurus
Temporal range: 210–Late TriassicMa
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An artist's illustration of Chindesaurus bryansmalli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Herrerasauridae
Genus: Chindesaurus
Long & Murry, 1995
Species: C. bryansmalli
Binomial name
Chindesaurus bryansmalli
Long & Murry, 1995
Synonyms

</span> Chindesaurus (meaning "Lizard from Chinde Point) is a genus of Theropod named after Chinde Point (Chinde meaning "ghost or evil spirit"), near where the genoholotype specimen (a partial skeleton) was discovered in the Chinle Formation of Petrifies Forest National Park, Arizona, by Bryan Small in 1985. The Petrified Forest formation dates to the early Norian stage of the late Triassic period, about 216 million years ago. It was formally described by Long and Murry in 1995. The type species, Chindesaurus bryansmalli, is named in honor of the discoverer.

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