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Rugops



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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  Family Abelisauridae
  Genus Rugops
Rugops was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived in Niger during the Cretaceous period, about 95 million years ago.

Rugops was bipedal (walked on two legs), and had only short arms. It was about 24 to 30 feet (7 to 9 meters) long, and around 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall at its hips.

Although Rugops was a carnivore, it did have a number of unusual features relating to its head - the bones of its skull had numerous blood vessels, the skull seems to have had armor or scales, and the animal's head may well have been topped by a crest or horns (there are two rows of seven holes in the skull to which the crest or horns may have been attached). These unusual features, led its discoverer, Dr. Paul Sereno, to suggest its head was not designed for fighting or bone-crushing - the obvious suggestion is that it may therefore have been a scavenger.


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Rugops was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 95 million years ago

Rugops was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 95 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Rugops:
  1. Rugops was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Rugops" means "wrinkle face".

  3. Rugops was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Rugops was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Rugops was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Rugops was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Rugops lived about 95 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  6. Rugops lived in Niger.

  7. Rugops was a carnivore (meat-eater).

  8. Rugops was about 24 to 30 feet (7 to 9 meters) long, and about 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall at the hips.

  9. Rugops weighed about 2 tons.


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Carnotaurus and Other Odd Meat-Eaters: The Need-to-Know Facts (Dinosaur Fact Dig)
By Janet Riehecky

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Carnotaurus and Other Odd Meat-Eaters: The Need-to-Know Facts (Dinosaur Fact Dig)
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Odd meat-eaters like Carnotaurus were quick and deadly hunters. They had sharp teeth, good eyesight, and could run on two strong legs. Bold, full-color illustrations, easy-to-read charts and maps, and interesting facts take readers back to a time when these odd meat-eaters walked the earth. This book supports common core standards.


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Collect A Prehistoric Life Rugops Toy Dinosaur Figure - Authentic Hand Painted & Paleontologist Approved Model
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  • FUN FACTS: Rugops means "Wrinkled Face". The skull of Rugops was covered in arteries an veins resulting in the wrinkles that gave the dinosaur its name.
  • AUTHENTICITY: Each prehistoric sculpture has been approved by Anthony Beeson, a well respected expert in palaeoimagery who is also an art librarian, archaeologist and collector, based in the city of Bristol, England.
  • PRODUCT SPECS: Rugops measures 5.12 in L x 1.38 in W x 2.56 in H and is suitable for children 3 and up.
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CollectA's replica of the Rugops depicts the theropod standing on its hind legs and baring its teeth. Rugops was discovered in Nigeria at the beginning of the 20th century and has helped paleontologists understand more about the evolution of this type of dinosaur. The only fossil discovery to date is a skull. From the size of the skull, scientists estimate the Rugops grew to be 20 feet long. Unusual holes and pits in the skull could mean the Rugops had armored skin. It lived in the Middle Cretaceous period, about 100 - 95 million years ago. This beautifully sculpted, collectible figure from our Prehistoric Life Collection measures 5.1''L x 2.6''H. Each figure in our Prehistoric Life Collection has been approved by archeologist Anthony Beeson, a well-respected expert in paleoimagery. All CollectA models are individually hand crafted to the highest standards and made with the finest and safest phthalate-free, lead-free materials. Create a natural world in miniature with high quality toy replicas from CollectA. Our mission is to educate collectors and to provide the greatest opportunity for creative play.
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Amazing Toys Giant 21'' Dinosaur That Walks While He Roars And Shakes His head;Safe For Kids And Made Out Of High Quality Plastic;ON/OFF Switch To Make Him Walk And Button To Make Him Roar;This Will Be The Best Christmas Gift For Your Your Little Dinosaur Lover. Battery Powered


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