A theropod dinosaur, Rugops was discovered in Africa only in 2000 by a team from National Geographic magazine.

The wrinkled face of Rugops was the result of the bones being riddled with arteries and veins, leaving grooves etched across the skull.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: ROO-gops
  • Means: Wrinkled face
  • Size: 23-30 ft (7-9 m)
  • Where: Northern Africa (Niger)
  • When: Mid-Cretaceous
  • Diet: Carnivorous