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Rugops
Rugops BW

Name meaning

"Wrinkle Face"

Diet

Carnivore

Length

6 metres (20 feet)

Range

Africa

Birth type

Egg

Movie canon appearances

Jurassic World (Hybrid use only)[1]

Template Source

Rugops (meaning "wrinkle face") is a genus of theropod dinosaur which inhabited what is now Africa approximately 95 million years ago (Cenomanian stage of the Late Cretaceous). The discovery of a Rugops skull in Niger in 2000 was a crucial breakthrough in the understanding of the evolution of theropods in that area, and demonstrates that this landmass was still united with Gondwana at that stage in history.

Though known only from a skull, Rugops has been estimated to have been about 6 metres (20 ft) long based on comparisons with its relatives.

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Jurassic WorldEdit

StoryEdit

Rugops was used in the creation of the hybrid Indominus rex.[1]

TriviaEdit

Rugops is the only dinosaur used in the creation of the I. rex that doesn't appear in Jurassic World: The Game.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jurassic World Website - Dinosaurs - Indominus Rex (2015, January) Retrieved from http://www.jurassicworld.com/dinosaurs/indominus-rex/

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