Huene, 1932 vide Huene & Matley, 1933
Huene & Matley, 1933
Dryptosauroides (meaning "similar in form to Dryptosaurus") is the name given to a dubious genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous. It was a large theropod, belonging to the Abelisauridae. It was 10 meters (33 feet) long and 1.5 tonnes (1.65 short tons) in weight.
Its fossils, consisting of six caudal vertebrae, together forming type specimens GSI IM K20/334, 609, K27/549, 601, 602 and 626, were found in India in the Lameta Formation of the Maastrichtian. The vertebrae, originally incorrectly identified as dorsals, are thirteen to fourteen centimetres long. These remains are today commonly considered to be indistinguishable from those of other theropods from the same formation. A cervical vertebra, four rib heads and a dorsal rib have also been assigned to Dryptosauroides (D .sp), but they may have belonged to a different theropod.