Indosuchus (Greek for "Indian crocodile"); pronounced IN-doe-SOO-kuss
Woodlands of southern India
Late Cretaceous (70-65 million years ago)
Size and Weight:
About 20 feet long and one ton
Large head; stiff tail; bipedal posture
As you may have guessed from its name--"Indian crocodile"--Indosuchus wasn't identified as a dinosaur when its scattered remains were first discovered in 1933, in southern India. It was only much later that this creature was reconstructed as a large theropod closely related to the South American Abelisaurus, and thus a devoted hunter of the small- to mid-sized hadrosaurs and titanosaurs of late Cretaceous central Asia.