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Tawa hallae Produced by Joshua A. Chamot
screen shot from discovery videoThe Discovery
Pristine skeletons of carnivorous Tawa hallae shed light on early days of dinosaur evolution.
Video & Article
photo of dinosaur bonesFact Sheet
Additional information about the discovery, including a summary of key findings, additional facts, and a pronunciation guide.
Photo of project field crewBios
Information about the Tawa hallae co-discoverers.
Tawa illustrationImage Downloads
Captions, credits, and high resolution images for downloading.
WebcastWebcast with paleontologist Sterling Nesbitt
When paleontologists unearthed the ancient dinosaur Tawa hallae, they knew it was different -- and remarkably well preserved. What they did not know is that the animal has an intriguing lineage, one that answers questions about the earliest evolution of dinosaurs. In this webcast, paleontologist Sterling Nesbitt talks about the discovery.
Logo for Dinosaurs Alive! movieDinosaurs Alive! IMAX® movie
Dinosaurs Alive! is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous "reincarnated" life-sized for the giant IMAX® screen. The film features scenes of the Ghost Ranch Triassic Project field crew collecting Tawa hallae.

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