Erectopus sauvagei

  • Pronounced:  ee-Rek-toe-pus

  • Diet:  Carnivore(meat-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Upright Foot"

  • Length:  10 feet (3 m)

  • Height:  4 feet (1.3 m)

  • Weight:  440 lb.

  • Time:  Early Cretaceous - 95 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Africa and Europe

Erectopus was a small meat-eater that lived in Europe and northern Africa. Of course, small for a dinosaur is still pretty big ? it weighed as much as a large lion! It had lots of sharp teeth for tearing flesh, but not too much more is known as only a few bones have been found.

First identified in 1876 as a species of Megalosaurus  it was re-classified as a new genus in 1923. This dinosaur seems to exhibit some odd features not found on any other theropod, including placement of the femoral head.

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