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meaning: "Covered face"
Named By: P. C. Sereno & S. L. Brusatte in 2008
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 110 Ma
Location: Niger - Elrhaz Formation
Size: Estimated about 6 to 7 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Maxilla and partial post cranial skeltal remians including ribs, vertebrae and pelvis
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Abelisauridae |

Kryptops (meaning "covered face", in reference to evidence that the face bore a tightly-adhering covering) is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Niger. It is known from a partial skeleton found at the Gadoufaoua locality in the western Tenere Desert, in rocks of the Aptian-Albian age Elrhaz Formation. This dinosaur was described by Paul Sereno and Stephen Brusatte in 2008, with a single species to date: the type species K. palaios ("old").

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