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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.

Though known only from a skull, Rugops has been estimated to have grown to nearly 5.3 meters (17 feet) long based on comparisons with its relatives. The skull of Rugops is also weak in comparison to most theropods, indicating it was a scavenger instead of a predator.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Rugops

Jurassic Park Franchise[]

Rugops is illustrated by Timorthy Bradley in the Dinopedia of the Jurassic Park Institute as a flipped and colored Ornithomimoides.


Isla Nublar Incident (2015)[]

Rugops was used in the creation of the hybrid Indominus rex in Jurassic World. This explains the Indominus' prominent scale ornamentation.[1]

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous[]

In scrapped concept art, a hybrid of Yutyrannus, Rugops, and cassowary (Casuarius) appeared.


Jurassic World Evolution[]

Rugops is mentioned in the database entry for Indominus rex.


Jurassic World Dominion[]

Rugops appears in the toyline for Jurassic World: Dominion as part of the "Ferocious Pack" assortment. This is the first time it has physically appear in any of the Jurassic Park toyline. It is depicted as strangely having a coat of feathers, and erroneously sporting a pair of T. rex-esque arms.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jurassic World Website - Dinosaurs - Indominus Rex (2015, January) Retrieved from http://www.jurassicworld.com/dinosaurs/indominus-rex/