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Dryptosaurus aquilunguis

Etymology

Tear Lizard with eagle talons

Size

25 feet long, 10 feet tall

Weight 1.7 to 2.8 tons

Diet

Carnivorous

Habitat

Forested area covered in ferns similar to a modern deciduous forest (Yet the dominant trees in this area were conifers) and ocean

Fossil Range

Late Cretaceous, 67 million years ago

Location

New Jersey, USA

Did You Know...

Dryptosaurus was one of the first dinosaurs to be discovered in North America?

Dryptosaurus

Life restoration

Dryptosaurus anquilunguis is a species of primitive tyrannosauroid consisting of it's own family, the Dryptosaurids.

It was found in New Jersey, USA in the year 1866. It was an incomplete skeleton found by quarry workers. The skeleton was in a formation called the New Egypt dating to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous.

Dryptosaurus dates back to 67 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous series. It was 25 ft long (7.5 meters) and 10 feet ( 3 meters) tall. Dryptosaurus probably weighed around 3,700 pounds.


ClassificationEdit

TaxonomyEdit

Superorder: Dinosauria

Order: Saurischia

Suborder: Theropoda

Unranked: Coelurosauria/Tyrannoraptora

Superfamily: Tyrannosauroidea

Family: Dryptosauridae

Subfamily: Dryptosaurinae

Tribe: Dryptosaurini

Genus: Dryptosaurus

Species: Dryptosaurus aquilunguis


Dryptosaurus aquilunguis fits into the superorder Dinosauria obviously, skipping down, T. rex fits in the unranked suborder Coelurosauria, the superfamily Tyrannosauroidea, the family Dryptosauridae, the subfamily Dryptosaurinae, the tribe Dryptosaurini and the genus Dryptosaurus.

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