Name Means: "Upright Foot"
Length: 10 feet (3 m)
Height: 4 feet (1.3 m)
Weight: 440 lb.
Time: Early Cretaceous - 95
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in
Africa and Europe
Erectopus was a small meat-eater that lived in Europe and
northern Africa. Of course, small for a dinosaur is still pretty
big ? it weighed as much as a large lion! It had lots of sharp
teeth for tearing flesh, but not too much more is known as only
a few bones have been found.
First identified in 1876 as a species of
Megalosaurus it was re-classified as a new genus in
1923. This dinosaur seems to exhibit some odd features not found
on any other theropod, including placement of the femoral head.