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.
- Pronounced: ROO-gops
- Means: Wrinkled face
- Where: Northern Africa (Niger)
- When: Mid-Cretaceous
- Diet: Carnivorous
- Size of Adult: 23-30 ft (7-9 m) long
- Size of Animatronic Model: L 21 ft 3 in (6.48 m), H 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)*
* includes height of steel base