Fun Embasaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 24, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Embasaurus minax is a theropod dinosaur.
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Age: 3-18
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The Embasaurus minax is a genus of the Theropod dinosaur that belonged to the early Cretaceous era. The fossils were found in the Neocomian Sands, Kazakhstan. The species was named after the Emba River and was probably deposited about 140 million years ago.

Embasaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Embasaurus'?

Embasaurus is pronounced as 'Em-bah-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was an Embasaurus?

The species is a type of Megalosaurid.

In which geological period did the Embasaurus roam the Earth?

The fossil specimens indicate that the species belonged to the Berriasian of the Cretaceous.

When did the Embasaurus become extinct?

The species are from the early Cretaceous period, which was about 145 million years ago.

Where did Embasaurus live?

The Embasaurus minax fossils were found in Kazakhstan, indicating they lived in parts of Central Asia.

What was the Embasaurus' habitat?

The species preferred a terrestrial habitat.

Who did the Embasaurus live with?

It is unknown whether they lived in a pack or individually.

How long did an Embasaurus live?

The lifespan is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

Since they were a type of reptile, it may be possible that they reproduced via eggs.

Embasaurus Fun Facts

What did the Embasaurus look like?

Only parts of the Embasaurus Minax skeleton were found. The information we have is based on the fragmentary vertebrae, cervical centrum, and mid-dorsal centrum. The species was considered similar to basal tyrannosaurid, but it was later classified as a Megalosaurid.

The species lived during the Cretaceous era.

 

How many bones did an Embasaurus have?

The total number of bones of the species is unknown.

How did they communicate?

Their method of communication is unknown.

How big was the Embasaurus?

The height of the dinosaur was 6.5 ft (2 m), and the length was 26.2 ft (8 m). They could be considered slightly larger than a T-Rex.

How fast could an Embasaurus move?

The speed of the species is unknown.

How much did an Embasaurus weigh?

The weight of the species was about 8818.49 lb (4,000 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

No separate name of the species is given to the male and female species.

What would you call a baby Embasaurus?

There is no name given to the baby of the species.

How aggressive were they?

The level of aggression is unknown.

Did You Know…

The fossils of the species were discovered in Nebraska and named after the Emba River.

The syntype included partial posterior, cervical centrum, and mid-dorsal centrum.

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**We've been unable to source an image of Embasaurus and have used an image of Styracosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Embasaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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