The Rugops is a smaller theropod carnivore that dwelt in what is now the African continent during the late Cretaceous period. The only recovered fossil of a Rugops is a single skull, from which most of the other details known have been extrapolated.
It was estimated to have been around 20 feet (6 meters) long, and to have stood just above the head of an adult male human. Its arms are likely to have been vestigial and served little purpose, like many other theropods.
Quick facts about Rugops:
- Existed from 100.5 million years ago to 93.9 million years ago
- Lived in a terrestrial habitat
- Was a carnivore
- Reproduced by laying eggs
- Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists
All the Rugops illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore: