Fun Orthogoniosaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 22, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Pradhanya Rao
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Age: 3-18
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The Orthogoniosaurus is a type of therapod species that was found in the Cretaceous Lameta beds in Madhya Pradesh, India.

In 1931, H.C. Das Gupta first published his findings in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal about a tooth fossil that he had recovered in Madhya Pradesh, a central state in India.

However, it has been difficult to match other fossils with this genus because of the scarce information that could be derived from the small tooth fossil. After this discovery was published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by H.C. Das Gupta, many more Lameta Formation dinosaur fossils have been found.

Researchers at the Geological Survey of India came across more such fossils recently.

Orthogoniosaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Orthogoniosaurus'?

Its name is pronounced as 'Or-tho-gone-ee-o-sau-rus'.

What type of dinosaur was an Orthogoniosaurus?

The Orthogoniosaurus is a type of genus of theropod dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Orthogoniosaurus roam the Earth?

These reptiles belonged to the Maastrichtian period of the Lameta Formation.

When did the Orthogoniosaurus become Extinct?

It can be assumed that Orthogoniosauruses became Extinct towards the end of Maastrichtian age.

Where did an Orthogoniosaurus live?

Only one tooth fossil specimen of the Orthogoniosaurus reptiles has been found so far in the Lameta beds in Madhya Pradesh, India.

What was an Orthogoniosaurus' habitat?

Depending on the current climatic conditions of Madhya Pradesh in India, it can be assumed that the Orthogoniosauruses reptiles lived on the land in tropical conditions.

Who did an Orthogoniosaurus live with?

Due to the lack of fossil specimens, paleontologists have not yet been able to figure out if the Orthogoniosaurus dinosaurs lived a solitary life or lived in groups. It is also unknown whether or not they were territorial or greedy.

How long did an Orthogoniosaurus live?

There is not enough data to calculate the lifespan of the Orthogoniosaurus dinosaurs.

How did they reproduce?

It is assumed that the Orthogoniosauruses reproduced through the process of fertilization of eggs. 

Orthogoniosaurus Fun Facts

What did an Orthogoniosaurus look like?

While we do not know what the Orthogoniosaurus looked like, scientists have classified this species as a theropod dinosaur. Thus, it can be assumed that this species was also bipedal. The theropod jaws are also quite robust. It is not known how colorful they were.

These Orthogoniosaurus facts are interesting.

How many bones did an Orthogoniosaurus have?

Only a fragmentary tooth of this genus has been found so far. The holotype tooth is 1.06 in (27 mm) long.

How did they communicate?

Due to a lack of information, scientists have not been able to figure out how these dinosaurs communicated with each other.

How big was an Orthogoniosaurus?

The exact length or height of the Orthogoniosaurus matleyi cannot be estimated from the tooth fossil that has been found.

How fast could an Orthogoniosaurus move?

Since the Orthogoniosaurus had long, muscular legs, they could probably move quite fast.

How much did an Orthogoniosaurus weigh?

Only the fossil of a fragmentary tooth of this dinosaur has been found so far; thus, it has been difficult to calculate the weight of this Lameta theropod.

What were the male and female names of the species?

They are usually referred to as a male or female Orthogoniosaurus.

What would you call a baby Orthogoniosaurus?

There are no unique names to refer to a baby Orthogoniosaurus; thus, they are referred to as nestling or hatching following standard terminology.

What did they eat?

While it is not known what the Orthogoniosauruses used to eat, it has been established that they were carnivorous in nature. Hence, they definitely bit other animals.

How aggressive were they?

While not much is known about this dinosaur and its traits, it can be assumed that this theropod dinosaur was quite aggressive since they were carnivorous in nature and had to hunt for food.

Did You Know...

Since the identification of Orthogoniosaurus matleyi has been made on the basis of one tooth in fragments, the name of the dinosaur is also termed as nomen dubium, which means 'doubtful name'.

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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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