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Daspletosaurus

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Pronounced
da-PLEE-toe-SORE-us
Meaning of name
frightful lizard
Length
  9m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(76 - 74 million years ago)
Found in
Canada

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurinae, Daspletosaurus
Named by
Russell (1970)
Type species
torosus