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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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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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Eotyrannus

Eotyrannus (meaning “Dawn Tyrant”) is a genus of tyrannosauroid from Early Cretaceous England.  It most likely hunted hypsilodontids like Valdosaurus. Neovenator and Baryonyx were both much larger than Eotyrannus. It may have had feathers or proto feathers, which is evidence that Tyrannosaurus may have had feathers, but Yutyrannus from China is a better example of […]

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Yutyrannus

Yutyrannus( meaning “Feathered Tyrant”) is a genus of tyrannosaur. It was from Early Cretaceous China. It was discovered and described in 2012 by Xu Xing. Three specimens of Y. huali, the only discovered species, have been unearthed. It is the largest dinosaur with direct evidence of feathers-even larger than Gigantoraptor and Beipiaosaurus! The largest specimen […]

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Extreme Dinosaurs

CARCHARODONTOSAURUS AMARGASAURUS CARNOTAURUS PARASAUROLOPHUS MASIAKASAURUS SPINOSAURUS   TUOJIANGOSAURUS   DEINOCHEIRUS NIGERSAURUS DRACOREX   EPIDENDROSAURUS   STYRACOSAURUS   ACHELOUSAURUS CRYOLOPHOSAURUS SUCHOMIMUS ZUNICERATOPS EINIOSAURUS DIABLOCERATOPS ISISAURUS TYRANNOSAURUS TRICERATOPS PENTACERATOPS OLOROTITAN OURANOSAURUS DILOPHOSAURUS YUTYRANNUS MICRORAPTOR     EPIDEXIPTERYX   

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