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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 is more attack based than health based.
  • It also appears in Jurassic World: The Game. In this game, the Rajasaurus is a super rare type carnivore who is rather balanced in terms of stats.
  • It will appear in the game, Jurassic World: Alive. In this game, it is an epic type dinosaur who is more attack based than health based.