Rugops

Rugops

roo-gops

'wrinkle face'

7.0m-long large theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Country: Niger

Period: Late Cretaceous, 95 million years ago

Rugops is known from an almost complete skull. The skull is relatively delicate, suggesting that this was a scavenger, not an attacking dinosaur like Tyrannosaurus. Rows of holes in the skull may indicate that it had a crest of some kind.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Neoceratosauria, Abelisauridae

Named by: Sereno, Wilson and Conrad (2004)

Type species: primus

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