Nanotyrannus

Nanotyrannus

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'tiny tyrant'

5.0m-long large theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Country: USA

Period: Late Cretaceous, 67-65 million years ago

Nanotyrannus specimens may actually be juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex specimens.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurinae

Named by: Gilmore (1946)

Type species: lancenis

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