Dryptosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Navoiy province (Uzbekistan), Texas and Nebraska.

Quick facts about Dryptosaurus:

  • Existed from 129.4 million years ago to Albian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Dryptosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Dryptosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • B. S. Grandstaff and D. C. Parris. 1992. Alphadon (Marsupialia) and Multituberculata (Allotheria) in the Cretaceous of eastern North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12(2):217-222
  • D. W. Krause and D. Baird. 1979. Late Cretaceous Mammals East of the North American Western Interior Seaway. Journal of Paleontology 53(3):562-565
  • W. A. Clemens. 1964. Fossil mammals of the type Lance Formation, Wyoming. Part I. Introduction and Marsupialia. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 48:1-105