Dryptosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as New Jersey, Coahuila (Mexico) and Texas.

Quick facts about Dryptosaurus:

  • Existed from 113 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 16 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):
  • 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
  • R. S. Lull. 1915. The mammals and horned dinosaurs of the Lance Formation of Niobrara County, Wyoming. The American Journal of Science, series 4 40(238):319-348
  • F. Bukowski. 1980. Cretaceous fossils from New Jersey and Delaware. Earth Science 33(2):55-60