Dryptosaurus

Dryptosaurus Aquilunguis

  • Pronounced:  drip-To-Sore-us

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Wounding lizard"

  • Length:  20 feet (6 m)

  • Height:  8 feet (2.5 m)

  • Weight:  1.5 tons (1350 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 70 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Eastern U.S.

Edward Drinker  Cope discovered Dryptosaurus in 1866. His find was of a poorly preserved partial skeleton, which may not have been fully-grown.

The relationship of Dryptosaurus to other carnivorous dinosaurs is the subject of great debate, but it is clear Dryptosaurus was a large, meat-eating beast that walked on two legs and lived near the end of the age of dinosaurs.



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