Rugops was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived in
Niger during the
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.
Size: 2.55905 Inches by 5.1181 Inches by 1.37795 Inches
Weight: 0.110231131 Pounds
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.
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