Amazing Jubbulpuria Facts: The Unknown Indian Dinosaur


Fossils of this late Cretaceous dinosaur were discovered in the Lameta formation in Jabalpur of India. Friedrich von Huene named this genus in 1932, and in 1933, Huene along with Charles Alfred Matley, described the species. The syntypes are numbered as GSI K27/614, GSI K20/612, and GSI K27/599. The first two syntypes are partial distal caudal vertebra, and the third one is a distal tail vertebra. This species is quite rare since sufficient data could not be gleaned from the very few fossils that have been recovered.

Jubbulpuria Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Jubbulpuria'?

The name of this vertebrae is pronounced as 'Jub-bul-pu-re-ah'.

What type of dinosaur was a Jubbulpuria?

It was a Noasaurid, a small Ceratosaur type of theropod.

In which geological period did the Jubbulpuria roam the Earth?

This dinosaur used to live around 66-72.1 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous time period.

When did the Jubbulpuria become extinct?

Like other species of late cretaceous theropods, this dinosaur also became extinct around 65 million years ago.

Where did Jubbulpuria live?

This Cretaceous Saurischia lived in tropical grassland in a lagoon environment.

What was the Jubbulpuria's' habitat?

These vertebrae were native to India. The fossils were found in Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh in India.

Who did the Jubbulpuria live with?

Although it is not known whether they lived in flocks or lived solitary, these dinosaurs shared their environment with animals like snakes, turtles, fish, and sharks, along with different kinds of smaller and larger dinosaurs.

How long did a Jubbulpuria live?

The lifespan of this dinosaur is unknown due to an insufficiency of data.

How did they reproduce?

Just like all other dinosaurs, these vertebrae also produced offspring through sexual reproduction. They were oviparous, hence reproduced by laying eggs like their kins.

Jubbulpuria Fun Facts

What did the Jubbulpuria look like?

These dinosaurs were small in size and covered in protofeathers. They were bipedal and had spotted skin.

The classification of Jubbulpuria is shrouded in confusion.

How many bones did a Jubbulpuria have?

The number of bones in these animals is not known due to the partial recovery of fossils.

How did they communicate?

The method of communication of this species of dinosaurs has not been identified. It is assumed that striking decorations, visual projections, along sounds and postures were the ways of communicating.

How big was the Jubbulpuria?

These dinosaurs used to grow up to 1.8 ft (0.5 m) in height and 3.11 ft (1 m) in length, making them quite short and slender.

How fast could a Jubbulpuria move?

The exact speed of this late cretaceous species of rare dinosaurs is unknown.

How much did a Jubbulpuria weigh?

An adult Jubbulpuria tenuis weighed around 4000 lb (1814.3 kg) .

What were the male and female names of the species?

Males or females of this dinosaur species did not have any distinct names.

What would you call a baby Jubbulpuria?

Just like any other baby dinosaur, the newborns of these dinosaurs were also known as hatchlings.

How aggressive were they?

There is no data regarding the aggressiveness of this dinosaur. However, being carnivores, it is presumed they weren't docile.

Did You Know…

The reference of the generic name of Jubbulpuria tenuis is Jabalpur, where the fossil remains were found, a place in India. The specific name is a Latin word, meaning "slender".

*We've been unable to source an image of Jubbulpuria and have used an image of Ankylosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Jubbulpuria, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

*We've been unable to source an image of Jubbulpuria and have used an image of Lesothosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Jubbulpuria, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

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