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Indosuchus

Indosuchus is a genus of abelisaurid dinosaur from the Maastrichtian era of the Late Cretaceous Period (70 to 65 million years ago). It was described in 1933 from remains found in India. Its name is derived from the Ancient Greek word for India: Indos, and the Ancient Greek word for crocodile: soukhos.

This was a primitive theropod related to Abelisaurus. Indosuchus was bipedal and carnivorous. It was about 20 feet in length and had a crested skull that was flattened on the top. Due to minimal fossil recovery, this dinosaur’s placement has been unreliable. It was once placed in the family group with allosaurs and also with tyrannosaurs, but now it is placed in the group Abelisauridae. The type species is I. raptorius.

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Indosuchus


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