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Nanotyrannus

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Nanotyrannus specimens may actually be juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex specimens.

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Pronounced
nan-oh-tie-ran-us
Meaning of name
tiny tyrant
Length
  5m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(67 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurinae, Nanotyrannus
Named by
Gilmore (1946)
Type species
lancenis