Erectopus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Alentejo (Portugal), Romania and Upper Normandy (France).

Quick facts about Erectopus:

  • Existed from Barremian Age to Turonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 8 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Erectopus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. Stromer. 1915. Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wüsten Ägyptens. II. Wirbeltier-Reste der Baharîje-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman). 3. Das Original des Theropoden Spinosaurus aegyptiacus nov. gen., nov. spec. Abhandlungen der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-physikalische Klasse Abhandlung 28(3):1-31
  • E. Stromer. 1934. Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wüsten Ägyptens. II. Wirbeltierreste der Baharîje-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman). 13. Dinosauria [Results of the expeditions of Professor E. Stromer in the Egyptian deserts. II. Vertebrate animal remains from the Baharîje bed (lowest Cenomanian). 13. Dinosauria]. Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Abteilung, Neue Folge 22:1-79
  • C. Barrois. 1875. Les reptiles du terrain crétacé du N.-E. du bassin de Paris [The reptiles of the Cretaceous terrain of the NE of the Paris Basin]. Bulletin Scientifique, Historique et Littéraire du Département du Nord et des Pays Voisins 7(4–5):73-83