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Rajasaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
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An artist's illustration of Rajasaurus narmadensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Theropoda
Family: Abelisauridae
Subfamily: Majungasaurinae
Genus: Rajasaurus
Wilson et al., 2003
Species: R. narmadensis
Binomial name
Rajasaurus narmadensis
Wilson et al., 2003

Rajasaurus was a carnivore with tiny arms, its name means "regal lizard". It could grow to have a length of 9 meters (30 feet) and was a carnivore that resembled the Carnotaurus, featuring one horn and a powerful build. It lived in India in the Late Cretaceous period, around 69 to 65 million years ago. Rajasaurus closely resembles Majungasaurus, a contemporary abelisaur from Madagascar, an island that had separated from the Indian landmass about 20 million years earlier. Rajasaurus was a later abelisauridae theropod and might have been the top predator of it's time.

Description

Rajasaurus

Rajasaurus with an Isisaurus carcass on its feet

Rajasaurus was a quite large abelisaur discovered in the Lameta Formation of southern India, along of fellow abelisaurids Indosuchus, Rahiolisaurus, and a large titanosaurid Isisaurus. R. narmadensis was known from a partial skeleton including a well-preserved skull (with a complete braincase and 70% of the rest of the bones recovered) hip bones and parts of the hind legs, backbone and tail.

In the Media

Raja

Jurassic Park: Builder Rajasarus

  • In the mobile game Jurassic Park Builder, as you can get in its DNA sample but is rare and can only be acquired by playing Tournament Mode.
  • It also appears in Jurassic World: The Game. In this game, the Rajasaurus is a super rare type carnivore with more attack points than health points.

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