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.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Rugops


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


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jurassic World Website - Dinosaurs - Indominus Rex (2015, January) Retrieved from