|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|
|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").