Alectrosaurus

Alectrosaurus

Pronunciation:
ah-LEK-tro-sore-us
Name meaning:
'eagle lizard'
Alectrosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
5.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 90-70 million years ago
Found in:
China, Mongolia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea
Named by:
Gilmore (1933)
Type species:
olseni
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