Guanlong

Guanlong

Pronunciation:
gwan-long
Name meaning:
'crowned dragon'
Guanlong
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Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
3.0m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 159-154 million years ago
Found in:
China

Guanlong had an air-filled crest on its head. It is the earliest known tyrannosauroid (Tyrannosaurus-like) dinosaur.

Guanlong milieu
Guanlong milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea
Named by:
Xu, Clark, Forster, Norell, Erickson, Eberth, Jia and Zhao (2006)
Type species:
wucaii
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