Fun Walgettosuchus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 29, 2022
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Walgettosuchus facts are great for kids.

This Australian dinosaur genus is Walgetoosuchus, although it's thought to be a dubious genus. A single bone specimen of this species was found in 1905 by Tullie Cornthwaite Wollaston in New South Wales. The opalized fossil was then sent to the British Museum of Natural History.

Arthur Smith Woodward was the one to report and describe the specific genus in 1910. However, in 1990, Ralph Molnar classified it as a nomen dubium and an undefined theropod.

Walgettosuchus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Walgettosuchus'?

The pronunciation is 'Wal-get-toe-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Walgettosuchus?

It's assumed to be a theropod dinosaur.

In which geological period did the Walgettosuchus roam the Earth?

This dinosaur is said to have existed during the Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous era.

When did the Walgettosuchus become Extinct?

It is unknown when exactly it became extinct.

Where did Walgettosuchus live?

This dinosaur is said to have lived in New South Wales, Australia.

What was the Walgettosuchuss' habitat?

It probably lived in a terrestrial habitat.

Who did the Walgettosuchus live with?

It would have lived with fellow dinosaurs and other animals that existed during that time.

How long did a Walgettosuchus live?

We do not know about its lifespan.

How did they reproduce?

They must have reproduced by laying eggs.

Walgettosuchus Fun Facts

What did the Walgettosuchus look like?

As only a single vertebra has been discovered, not much is known about the appearance of this dinosaur. As a presumed small theropod dinosaur, it would have walked using two hind legs.

The discovery of dinosaurs helps to study the past.

How many bones did a Walgettosuchus have?

It is unknown as only a single opalized vertebra has been found to date.

How did they communicate?

It probably made noises like other dinosaur species.

How big was the Walgettosuchus?

Its size is unknown because nothing but a single vertebra has been found so far.

How fast could a Walgettosuchus move?

The speed of this dinosaur hasn't been described yet.

How much did a Walgettosuchus weigh?

No information is available about its weight.

What were the male and female names of the species?

Both were regarded as dinosaurs.

What would you call a baby Walgettosuchus?

A baby would be called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

It is not known if they had the tendency to be aggressive.

Did You Know…

Friedrich von Huene was the one to name the type species Walgettosuchus woodwardi.

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

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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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