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Fossil bones of Raja Narmadensis (Princely Lizard) were found comparatively recently in the Narmada River Valley of western India. It was a carnivore of the late Cretaceous period, i.e. 70 - 65 MYA. The title of Raja refers to the crown of crested horn on the head. Dimensions: length 9 metres; height 3 metres; weight 3 - 4 tons. Diet: other dinosaurs. It possessed a heavy body with a horizontal disposition and was bi-pedal. Backward-curving teeth assisted in tearing the flesh of victims. Claws on the forelegs were also curved to assist in holding lunch. The skull was short - about 60 cms in length - with a distinctive rounded horn.

This photograph was taken at the Indodra Fossil and Dinosaur Park, Gandhinagar.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 500] (1547)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-14 3:49
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