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Amurosaurus

Amurosaurus (meaning “Amur Lizard”) is a genus of lambeosaurine dinosaur found in Eastern Asia, supposedly from the Late Cretaceous. Two Russian paleontologists, Sergei Kurzanov and Yuri Bolotsky described this dinosaur in 1991. No complete fossil skull has been found (only a piece of the lower jaw and a few teeth), and Amurosaurus most likely had […]

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Yangchuanosaurus

Yangchuanosaurus (meaning “Yangchuan Lizard”) is a genus of large, allosaurid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China. It may have been the only dinosaur of it’s time that could have killed Mamenchisaurus. It was an apex predator, ruling the Jurassic Chinese landscape at around the same time Allosaurus was causing riot in North America. It […]

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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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Suchomimus

Suchomimus(meaning “Crocodile Mimic”) is a genus of  large spinosauridae from the Early- Middle Cretaceous of Niger. It hunted fish, but could have taken on Nigersaurus, a small sauropod. It was large-larger than Tyrannosaurus. Ten feet tall and thirty-six feet long*, it was the third largest carnivore in the area, only smaller than Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus […]

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Nigersaurus

Nigersaurus(meaning “Niger’s Lizard”) is a species  of diplodocoid(rebbachisaurid) from Middle Cretaceous of the Sahara Desert. Nigersaurus had a shovel-shaped snout that contained 500-600 teeth, each could be replaced about eight times. It was described in 1999 by Paul Sereno. It wasn’t until 2005 that it became popular because that’s when Paul Sereno noted on the […]

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Muttaburrasaurus

Muttaburrasaurus (meaning ” Muttaburra Lizard”) is a species of iguanodontian  from Early Cretaceous Australia. In 1963, Doug Langdon found the Muttaburrasaurus. It was finally named in 1981, Muttaburrasaurus langdoni, after Doug Langdon. It is the largest herbivorous dinosaur from Australia  that is not a sauropod. It was 26 feet long (8 meters) and about 5 […]

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Banjo

Australovenator

Australovenator ( meaning “Southern Hunter”)  is a species of allosauroid from Mid-Cretaceous Australia. It was described and named by Scott Hocknull in 2009. The only specimen found so far was nick-named ‘Banjo”. It would have hunted other Mid-Cretaceous Australian dinosaurs like Timimus and Atlascoposaurus. It was about 1 ton in weight. It was about 20 […]

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Kryptops

Kryptops ( meaning “covered face”) is a genus of theropod (abelisaur) dinosaur discovered in Niger in the year 2000. It was a dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous. It was desribed in 2008 by Paul Sereno and Stephen Brusalte. It was described as the most basal abelisaur. It was about 6 to 7 meters long.

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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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Pegomastax

Pegomastax ( meaning ” Strong Jaw) was a heterodontosaurid found in the Lower Jurassic rocks in South Africa in the year of 1966-1967. It had fangs, which were probably used for defence. Even though it was found in the 1960’s, it was recognized as unusual by Paul Sereno in the 1980’s. He just recently described […]

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