Dandakosaurus fossil was discovered between 1958-1961 in the Kota formation of Andhra Pradesh, India. Only a partial pubis fossil was found in this discovery. The name of the Dandakaranya lizard was given to the Dandakosaurus genus in India. In 1982, the type species of Dandakaranya lizard was named Dandakosaurus indicus by Yadagiri.
The genus of this dinosaur is nomen dubium, which means the classification of the genus is unknown or doubtful. Currently, the classification of a theropod dinosaur is given to Dandakosaurus. There are opinions among paleontologists that the Dandakosaurus genus is a ceratosaur or basal tetanuran.
Dandakosaurus is pronounced as 'Dan-dak-oh-sawr-us'.
The classification of Dandakosaurus or Dandakaranya lizard is disputed. Currently, it is classified as an averostran theropod dinosaur.
Dandakosaurus lived in the Toarchian stage of the early Jurassic period.
Dandakosaurus roamed the Earth 183-175 million years ago, during the early Jurassic period, and became extinct during the mid-Jurrasic period.
The fossils of Dandakosaurus were found in Andhra Pradesh, a south-eastern country in India.
The habitat of the Dandakosaurus was in Andhra Pradesh, India. This coastal region's floodplain was populated because of the vegetation. It was a good hunting area for predatory dinosaurs.
No evidence is present about whether Dandakosaurus lived in herds or individually.
These dinosaurs lived between 183 - 175 million years ago. The early Jurassic age during which Dandakosaurus were alive ended 174.1 million years ago with the beginning of the middle Jurassic age.
These dinosaurs from the early Jurassic period were oviparous and lay eggs for reproduction.
The appearance of Dandakosaurus is difficult to discern since the only fossil found was a partial pubis. Since, it is carnosaurs, the distinct features of carnosaurs dinosaurs like a long narrow skull, big eyes, and the femur being bigger than the tibia can be associated with Dandakosaurus.
Since the only remains of Dandakosaurus were partial pubis, it is difficult to know the number of bones that they had.
Not much is known about how Dandakosaurus communicated.
This theropod dinosaur was 33 ft (10 m) in length. They were much bigger than Sarcolostes.
Not enough information is available about Dandakosaurus and its movement
Dandakosaurus weighed 5070.6 lb (2300 kg).
There were no specific names given to the male and female species of the Dandakosaurus.
No evidence suggests there was a separate name for a baby Dandakosaurus.
It is difficult to find evidence about the aggression of these very rare species. However, it was a carnosaurian dinosaur so it is believed that they were aggressive.
Aves, which is the class of modern-day birds are the only averostra clade sub-group that survived the extinction of the dinosaurs.
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