Fun Zapsalis Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 22, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Sakshi Raturi
Zapsalis facts are about the genus and are interesting to those who like natural sciences and geological sciences.
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 1.8 Min

Zapsalis abradens are extinct reptiles that belong to the genus of Dromaeosaurine. The fossils were recovered from the Dinosaur Park Formation in Canada, the Judith River in Montana, and Wyoming.

The name 'Zapsalis abradens' was given by Edward Drinker Cope in 1876 based on the teeth he found in Montana. The teeth of the Zapsalis found in the Dinosaur Park Formation represented the premaxillary tooth of the Saurornitholestes Langstoni and also described the complete skull of the dinosaur.

Zapsalis Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Zapsalis'?

Zapsalis is pronounced as 'Za-sah-lis'.

What type of dinosaur was a Zapsalis?

The Zapsalis was a Dromaeosaurid.

In which geological period did the Zapsalis roam the Earth?

According to the fossils found, the species belonged to the Late Cretaceous era.

When did the Zapsalis become extinct?

According to the fossils, the species became extinct also 83-66 million years ago.

Where did Zapsalis live?

The fossils were found in the Judith River Formation in Montana; Lance Formation in Wyoming; Dinosaur Park Formation in Canada.

What was the Zapsalis' habitat?

The preferred habitat for the dinosaurs was terrestrial plains.

Who did the Zapsalis live with?

It is unclear whether they lived in herds or individually.

How long did a Zapsalis live?

The lifespan of the species is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

The reptiles reproduced via eggs.

Zapsalis Fun Facts

What did the Zapsalis look like?

The teeth that were found were a combination of rounded denticles, a straight rear edge, and vertical grooves.

Zapsalis was a tooth taxon because of its additional teeth.

How many bones did a Zapsalis 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 Zapsalis?

There is a lack of data regarding this.

How fast could a Zapsalis move?

The agility of the dinosaur is not known.

How much did a Zapsalis weigh?

The weight of the dinosaur is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No separate names were given to the different sexes of the dinosaur.

What would you call a baby Zapsalis?

No specific name is used.

How aggressive were they?

Their level of aggression is unknown.

Did You Know…

Five different specimens of the dinosaur were found by paleontologists.

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

*We've been unable to source an image of a Zapsalis and have used an image of Stegosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of a Zapsalis, 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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