Compsosuchus

Compsosuchus solus

  • Pronounced:  Kahm - so - Sue - cuss

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Elegant Crocodile"

  • Length:  6 feet (2 m)

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 70 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Compsosuchus was a small meat-eating dinosaur that lived in India. Since only a few of its neck bones have been uncovered, not much is known about it. The bones seem to indicate that it was a member of the dinosaur family that includes Allosaurus, but most scientists believe that the allosaur family had gone extinct by the time that Compsosuchus lived.

It is interesting to note that, if in fact Compsosuchus was an allosaur, its small size may indicate that this type of dinosaur had to find a different environmental niche in order to survive.



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