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.