Rugops

Rugops

Pronunciation:
roo-gops
Name meaning:
'wrinkle face'
Rugops
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
7.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 95 million years ago
Found in:
Niger

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, Neotheropoda, Ceratosauria, Neoceratosauria, Abelisauridae
Named by:
Sereno, Wilson and Conrad (2004)
Type species:
primus

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