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Did You Know? 19 Incredible Dromaeosauroides Facts

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The Dromaeosauroides is a genus of the Dromaeosauroid Theropod dinosaur. It was found on Earth during the early Cretaceous period in northern Europe, in what is now the country of Denmark. These dinosaurs were found in the Robbedale Valley, on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. These remains were found as a part of the Jydegaard Formation. Paleontologists have also inferred that this region is the only place where fossils of new dinosaurs or dinosaur tracks can be seen since most of the Mesozoic deposits have occurred here. The Dromaeosauroides genus is the first dinosaur to be found from the northern part of Europe and it is also assumed to be one of the oldest types of Dromaeusaurs in the world. The specific type of this genus, Dromaeosauroides bornhomlensis, was named after the island of Bornholm. In 2003, scholars Christiansen and Bonde named and described the specific type. Keep reading this article to find out more about the Dromaeosauroides!

Dromaeosauroides Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Dromaeosauroides'?

It will become quite easy to pronounce Dromaeosauroides once the word is broken down into smaller, manageable parts. Thus, you can try and pronounce it like 'Dro-maa-eo-sau-ro-ides.'

What type of dinosaur was a Dromaeosauroides?

The Dromaeosauroides was a Dromaeosauroid Therapod dinosaur.

In which geological period did the Dromaeosauroides roam the Earth?

Scientists have concluded that the Dromaeosauroides roamed the Earth during the early Cretaceous period which was about 145 million years ago. It is not known if they were very rare.

When did the Dromaeosauroides become Extinct?

Since the early Cretaceous period ended about 140.2 million years ago, we can assume that this dinosaur genus went extinct around the same time.

Where did the Dromaeosauroides live?

Based on the location where remains of this dinosaur have been found, we can assume that the Dromaeosauroides lived in present-day Denmark in Europe.

What was the Dromaeosauroides' habitat?

Since dinosaur remains of the Dromaeosauroides were found in present-day Denmark in northern Europe, it can be concluded that these Danish dinosaurs lived in a terrestrial habitat.

Who did the Dromaeosauroides live with?

Due to the incomplete nature of remains of this dinosaur, paleontologists have not been able to figure out if these dinosaurs lived alone or in a group.

How long did a Dromaeosauroides live?

Paleontologists have not been able to calculate the exact lifespan of Dromaeosauroides dinosaurs due to the limited amount of fossils found.

How did they reproduce?

Dromaeosauroides dinosaurs are assumed to have reproduced by laying eggs after the fertilization of the embryo.

Dromaeosauroides Fun Facts

What did the Dromaeosauroides look like?

Based on dinosaur remains found from geological sites in Danish territory, paleontologists have been able to create estimated drawings of what the animal would have looked like. The Dromaeosauroides had claws on its forelimbs as well as on its hind limbs along with a feathered tail. The mouth of the Dromaesauroides was slightly elongated and protruding while the tail was quite long and thick.

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

How many bones did a Dromaeosauroides have?

Fossils of this dinosaur found so far include specimens of only two teeth. The Theropod tooth is 0.87 in (2.20 cm) long and the front parts of the tooth are quite sharp. The teeth are also slightly longer with the crown having a flat surface along with a curve towards the back. Due to the worn-out nature of the tooth, palaeontologists have concluded that the dinosaur had shed the tooth while it was still alive. The second tooth excavated in 2008 was around 0.59 in (1.49 cm) long. Even though the two teeth differ in size, their similarity with teeth of other Dromaeosaurids creatures made the lineage of this dinosaur clear.

How did they communicate?

Scientists have not been able to determine how these dinosaurs communicated with each other.

How big was the Dromaeosauroides?

Since this Danish creature was a genus of Dromaeosauroid Therapod, scientists have determined the length of this dinosaur to be no more than 9.8-13.1 ft (3-4 m). Determining the length of these dinosaurs was also aided by the fact that the tooth size of this genus could be compared to that of other Dromaeosaurids. The Duriavenator was almost twice the size of the Dromaeosauroides as it was around 23 ft (7 m) in length.

How fast could a Dromaeosauroides move?

Paleontologists have not been able to determine the speed of a Dromaeosauroides dinosaur due to an incomplete fossil record.

How much did a Dromaeosauroides weigh?

It has not been possible for paleontologists to estimate the weight of the Dromaeosauroides due to the incomplete fossil record.

What were male and female names of the species?

There are no unique names for a male or female dinosaur of this genus. Thus, they are usually referred to as a male Dromaeosauroides or a female Dromaeosauroides.

What would you call a baby Dromaeosauroides?

There is no separate name for a baby Dromaeosauroides so it is usually referred to as a hatchling or nestling following standard terminology.

How aggressive were they?

It can be assumed that this Danish dinosaur was quite aggressive, predatory, and deadly since it was carnivorous in nature and had to hunt down its prey. It had strong teeth.

Did you know…

The two teeth of the Dromaeosaurid along with another Titanosaur tooth were declared to be Danish national heritage by the Danish government encouraged by the Geological Society. This means these remains cannot be sold to a private entity or exported to another country.

The Dromaeosauroides genus is also referred to as 'tooth taxon'. This is because only teeth fossils of this genus have been found so far and used for identification of this genus.

This geological site has now been turned into a tourist attraction. Families can visit and learn more about fossils that were recovered there.

*We've been unable to source an image of a Dromaeosauroides and have used an image of a T-rex instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of a Dromaeosauroides, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

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