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Compsosuchus belongs to the extinct group of noasaurid dinosaurs. Its particular fossils were recovered from the region of present-day India. This particular group existed in the world during the Late Cretaceous period, which was almost 65-70 million years ago. The species was further named Compsosuchus by paleontologist Von Huene in the year 1932. The scientific name for this species of dinosaur is Compsosuchus Solus. You can read more about this species from the research paper of Fernando E Novas, S. Bandyopadhyay, and F. L. Agnolin, named 'Cretaceous theropods from India: A review of specimens described by Juene and Matley (1933)'.

Compsosuchus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Compsosuchus'?

This particular term can be a quite tricky word to say. While pronouncing it, you can try to break the word into 'Comp-so-sook-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Compsosuchus?

Compsosuchus belongs to the extinct group of noasaurid dinosaurs. Initially, some researchers claimed to be a part of the group of Allosaurid. However, later the claim was dismissed and as of now, they have been placed in the group of noasaurid dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Compsosuchus roam the Earth?

This particular species of dinosaurs dates back to the Late Cretaceous period, which was almost 65-70 million years ago.

When did the Compsosuchus become extinct?

Not much information is available when this particular species of dinosaurs became extinct. In general, all species of dinosaurs became extinct as many as 65 million years ago.

Where did Compsosuchus live?

According to the fossils that have been recovered, this particular species lived in the land of what we now call India.

What was the Compsosuchus' habitat?

Like most other species of dinosaurs, this particular species of dinosaurs could be found in the terrestrial habitat regions.

Who did the Compsosuchus live with?

Not much information is available regarding whether Compsosuchus lived alone or in groups. However, according to various archaeological research, most species of dinosaurs, especially the theropods, lived and hunted in groups, a behavior that is very similar to that of wolves.

How long did a Compsosuchus live?

There is not much information available about the lifespan of this particular species of dinosaurs. While a few species had a life span of 20-30 years, other species like Diplodocus, was known to have a lifespan that ranged from 70-80 years.

How did they reproduce?

Like all other species of dinosaurs, the reproduction process for this species was also carried out by laying eggs. After mating, the female dinosaur would lay eggs, and following the hatching of the egg, new juveniles would be born.

Compsosuchus Fun Facts

What did the Compsosuchus look like?

There is very little to no information available on the physical characteristics of this dinosaur. The fossil remains of this particular carnivore were discovered from the region of India. Since this particular dinosaur belongs to the Noasauridae group of dinosaurs, it can be safely assumed that, like most other Noasauridaes, Compsosuchus too had sharp teeth.

Compsosuchus was a carnivore.

How many bones did a Compsosuchus have?

Based on the discovery of the specimens of this particular dinosaur from the regions of present-day India, the number of bones possessed by this particular dinosaur is not yet determined. Only one specimen has been discovered from India, as of now. It includes the axis.

How did they communicate?

Very little to no information is available about the communication process used by this particular species. In general, almost all species of dinosaurs used sound and body movements to communicate with each other.

How big was the Compsosuchus?

The length or height of this particular group of dinosaurs remains unknown.

How fast could a Compsosuchus move?

Although the exact speed of Compsosuchus has not yet been determined, it can be safely assumed that they were fast. This is largely due to the fact that they were carnivores, which meant they had to feed on other smaller animals for their daily source of food. Therefore, catching their prey must have required a standard speed of movement.

How much did a Compsosuchus weigh?

The weight of this particular species of theropods has not yet been determined.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There is no sex-specific name for this species of dinosaur or any other species of dinosaur. A male dinosaur of this group was simply referred to as a male Compsosuchus and a female dinosaur was referred to as a female Compsosuchus.

What would you call a baby Compsosuchus?

A baby Compsosuchus is usually called a hatchling or a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

Since they were carnivores, feeding on other smaller animals was an essential part of their diet. Therefore, it can be safely said that they were indeed very aggressive, especially when they had to attack or catch their prey.

Did You Know…

The word Compsosuchus roughly translates into a pretty crocodile. According to archaeological research, only one specimen of this particular dinosaur has been uncovered from India, which includes the axis, along with an articulated axial intersection.

Since its discovery, Compsosuchus had initially been classified as an allosaurid. The claim was made by Huene and Matley in the year 1933. Yet another claim was that it was an abelisaurid, based on its similarities to the members of Abelisauridae. However, both the claims were rejected, and as of now, it has been placed in the Noasauridae group. Compsosuchus were carnivores that fed on small animals and insects. It is not known if they ate eggs.

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

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

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