10 Deadly Dinosaurs That Lived In India

By Raza Mehdi

Nov 23, 2022

It is a Primitive Titanosaur that was 70.5ft long and weighed three tonnes. Jainosaurus, named after the Indian Palaeontologist Sohan Lal Jain, was a giant sauropod from the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.


Rajasaurus means the “King of lizards” honoured with the National dinosaur of India. The ferocious carnivore weighed up to four tons, was thirty feet long, eight feet tall and had a distinct head crest similar to a crown. This dinosaur dates back to the Cretaceous period, about 70-65 million years ago.


The "huge-bodied lizard" was a titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the early Maastrichtian age of India with a length of 45 meters, making it the second largest dinosaur found. Its remains were found in the late 1980s in the southern tip of India.


Named after the founder of the Indian Statistical Institute, Pamela Lamplugh, its fossils were discovered in Telangana . It dates back to the early Jurassic period, which is about 195 million years ago. A herbivore that grew up to 33 feet long and weighed up to five tonnes.


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It belongs to the abelisaurid dinosaur category from the late Cretaceous period of India about 70-65 million years ago. It shares some similarities with Rajasaurus but is more slender-limbed. The fossils were discovered near Rahioli village, Gujarat, in 2010.


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This one weighed close to 700 kg with a unique feature of horns above its eyes. Their kindred with the South American dinosaur Carnotaurus suggests that at some point, the world was divided into two huge pieces of land connected by a bridge that allowed the dinosaurs to migrate freely.


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A herbivore member of the sauropod family, this one was named after the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). It could grow as long as 69 ft, primarily due to its thick and elongated neck, and is related to Titanosaurus.


A carnivore that lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited India, its partial pubis was the only fossil discovered between 1958-1961 in the Kota formation of Andhra Pradesh, making its appearance hard to anticipate.


Greek for Kota Lizard and the only known species is Kotasaurus yamanpalliensis; it was a quadrupedal herbivore with a long neck and tail that grew up to 30 feet long and weighed 10 tonnes. A genus of sauropod, it belonged to the middle Jurassic period, about 180-175 million years ago.


Alwalkeria lived in India during the Late Triassic period. It was a bipedal carnivore with a long tail which it used to ambush its prey and run fast. It was about 1.6 feet long and weighed about as much as a turkey. It was named after Alice Walker by Walkeria Chatterjee and Creisler in 1994.