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meaning: "Wrinkle face"
Named By: P. C. Sereno, J. A. Wilson, & J. L. Conrad in 2004.
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 95 Ma
Location: Africa, Niger - Echkar Formation
Size: Estimated about 6 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Skull
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Abelisauridae |

Rugops (meaning "wrinkle face") is a genus of theropod dinosaur which inhabited what is now Africa approximately 95 million years ago (Cenomanian stage of the Late Cretaceous). The discovery of a Rugops skull in Niger in 2000 was a crucial breakthrough in the understanding of the evolution of theropods in that area, and demonstrates that this landmass was still united with Gondwana at that stage in history.

Read more about Rugops at Wikipedia
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