Daspletosaurus

Daspletosaurus

Pronunciation:
da-PLEE-toe-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'frightful lizard'
Daspletosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
9.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago
Found in:
Canada

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurinae
Named by:
Russell (1970)
Type species:
torosus

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