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Ichthyovenator

Ichthyovenator (meaning “Fish Hunter”) is a genus of spinosaurid from the Early Cretaceous of Laos. It was described in 2012 by Ronan Allain and three of his colleagues, and they named the type species I. laosensis after the country it was found in. It was placed in the clade Baryonycinae, along with Suchomimus and Baryonyx. […]

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Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus (meaning “Giant Lizard”) is a genus of Megalosaurid from the Middle Jurassic of England. It was described in 1827 by Gideon Mantell as M. bucklandii, making Megalosaurus the first officially described  dinosaur. The type species is named in honor of William Buckland. In 1842, Sir Richard Owen used Iguanodon, Hylaeosaurus, and this Megalosaurus to […]

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Fukuiraptor

Fukuiraptor (meaning “Fukui Thief”) is a genus of neovenatorid or tyrannosauroid from the Early Cretaceous of Japan. When first unearthed, it was thought to be a dromaeosaurid. The type species is F. kitadaniensis, described  by Azuma and Currie in 2000. Its holotype specimen was only about 14 feet(4.3 meters) long, showing it to be a […]

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Nanuqsaurus

Nanuqsaurus (meaning “Polar Bear Lizard”) is a genus of tyrannosaurid from the Late Cretaceous of Alaska. The fossils were found in the Prince Creek Formation and described in 2014 by Anthony R. Fiorillo and Ronald S. Tykoski, making this a very recent discovery. The original fossils (a partial skull) were referred to Gorgosaurus and then […]

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Cryolophosaurus

Cryolophosaurus (meaning “Frozen Crested Lizard”) is a genus of neotheropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of Antarctica. It was the first theropod dinosaur found in Antarctica, being found in 1991 by Dr. William Hammer and David Elliot. It was also the first dinosaur described from Antarctica. He and many others on his team informally called […]

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Metriacanthosaurus

Metriacanthosaurus (meaning “Moderately-Spined Lizard”) is a genus of metriacanthosaurid from the Middle Jurassic of the Oxford clays of England. In 1923, Friedrich von Huene named this dinosaur Megalosaurus parkeri, in honor of W. Parker, who collected the fossils.  In 1932, von Huene renamed the specimens Altispinax parkeri. In 1964, Alick Walker decided that the fossils […]

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Siamotyrannus

Siamotyrannus (meaning “Siamese Tyrant”) is a genus of metriacanthosauridae from the Early Cretaceous of Thailand. Siamese is the denonym for objects or people-or metriacanthosaurs- from Siam, the old kingdom in present-day Thailand. It was found in 1993 at the Phu Wiang 9 site by Somchai Traimwichanon.  Three years later, in 1996,  Eric Buffetaut and colleagues […]

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Alectrosaurus

Alectrosaurus (meaning “Unmarried Lizard”) is a genus of tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous Period of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. It is closely related to Tyrannosaurus, but much shorter, at 5 metres (16.4 feet) in length. On 25 April 1923, during the third expedition to Asia of the American Museum of Natural History, assistant paleontologist George […]

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Zhuchengtyrannus

Zhuchengtyrannus (meaning “Zhucheng Tyrant”) is a genus of carnivorous tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous Period of  Shandong Province in China. Zhuchengtyrannus was one of the most recently described dinosaurs. In 2011, Zhuchengtyrannus was described by David W. E. Hone, Kebai Wang, Corwin Sullivan, Xijin Zhao, Shuqing Chen, Dunjin Li, Shuan Ji, Qiang Ji and Xing […]

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Kinnareemimus

Kinnareemimus (meaning “Kinnaree Mimic”) is a genus of ornithomimid theropod of Early Cretaceous of Thailand. It is regarded by many as the earliest ornithomimid (but not the most basal). It was first described by Eric Buffetaut and others in 2009, the species being K. khonkaenensis. It was most likely an omnivorous genus. Like all ornithomimids, […]

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