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2023-07-18 Snargl 1 minute 22 seconds

What kind of animal is Bavarisaurus?

Large Bavarisaurus is standing on the side of the road with its mouth open and it's mouth wide open
Bavarisaurus is walking through a forest with trees and bushes in the background
Bavarisaurus in a forest with a bright light coming from behind it's head and neck
Bavarisaurus in a forest with trees and rocks in the background
Toy Bavarisaurus with its mouth open and its mouth wide open, standing in front of a jungle background
Bavarisaurus in a jungle with a lake and trees in the background
Toy Bavarisaurus standing on a rock in a forest with yellow flowers and ferns in the foreground
Bavarisaurus statue in a museum with people walking by it and a sign in the background
Bavarisaurus in the middle of a forest with trees and plants around it
Bavarisaurus in a room with a view of the city outside the window and a plant in the foreground
Bavarisaurus is an extinct genus of lizard that lived in the Late Jurassic period, about 140 million years ago, in what is now Germany.

It is the only genus in the family Bavarisauridae, and is considered a basal squamate, meaning it is one of the earliest branches of the lizard evolutionary tree.

Bavarisaurus is famous for being found inside the stomach of a small theropod dinosaur, Compsognathus, which apparently ate it shortly before dying.

The fossil of Compsognathus with Bavarisaurus was discovered in the 1850s in Solnhofen, Bavaria, and was initially thought to be an embryo or a cannibalized specimen of the same species.

Later studies revealed that the bones belonged to a lizard, and it was named Bavarisaurus by Ostrom in 1978.

Bavarisaurus was a small animal, about 20 cm long, with a large head, long limbs, and a long tail.

It had a large upper temporal opening in the skull, similar to geckos, but lacked a parietal eye, a light-sensitive organ on the top of the head.

It had long fingers and toes, which may have helped it to climb or grasp.

Its vertebrae were amphicoelous, meaning they had concave ends on both sides.

Bavarisaurus lived in a dry and warm environment, with shrubs and low trees.

It shared its habitat with other lizards, such as Ardeosaurus, pterosaurs, such as Anurognathus and Pterodactylus, dinosaurs, such as Eustreptospondylus and Archaeopteryx, marine crocodiles, and various invertebrates.

It was probably preyed upon by small carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Compsognathus, which had to be very agile to catch such a fast-running lizard.

Bavarisaurus is one of the most well-known extinct lizards, and has been mentioned in various media, such as books, documentaries, and video games.

This lizard was a remarkable creature that gives us a glimpse into the diversity and evolution of lizards in the Jurassic era.

Example of the color palette for the image of Bavarisaurus

Picture with primary colors of Dark jungle green, Russet, Cafe noir, Smoky black and Tumbleweed
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 8005-B80G
NCS S 5030-Y50R
NCS S 7010-Y50R
NCS S 9000-N
NCS S 2020-Y30R
RAL Classic
RAL 8022
RAL 8029
RAL 8016
RAL 9005
RAL 1001
RAL Design
RAL 160 20 20
RAL 050 30 36
RAL 050 20 16
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 050 70 30
RAL Effect
RAL 790-5
RAL 350-5
RAL 330-6
RAL 790-5
RAL 310-3

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