Alioramus

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Alioramus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
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Skeleton mount in Texas
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Tribe: Alioramini
Genus: Alioramus
Kurzanov, 1976
Type species
Alioramus remotus
Kurzanov, 1976
Species

A. remotus Kurzanov, 1976
A. altai Brusatte et al., 2009

Synonyms

Alioramus is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur. It was about 20 feet long. It lived during the Upper Cretaceous period in what is now Mongolia.

The type species, A. remotus, is known from a partial skull and three foot bones. They were got from Mongolian sediments which were deposited in a humid floodplain about 70 million years ago.[2] A second species, A. altai, known from a much more complete skeleton, was named and described in 2009.[3] Its relationships to other tyrannosaurid genera are unclear. Some evidence suggests that Alioramus is closely related to the contemporary species Tarbosaurus bataar.

References[change | change source]

  1. Carr, Thomas D.; Varricchio, David J.; Sedlmayr, Jayc C.; Roberts, Eric M.; Moore, Jason R. (2017). "A new tyrannosaur with evidence for anagenesis and crocodile-like facial sensory system". Scientific Reports 7: 44942. doi:10.1038/srep44942. 
  2. Kurzanov, Sergei M. A new carnosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Nogon-Tsav, Mongolia". The Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition Transactions (in Russian) 3: 93–104.
  3. Brusatte, Stephen L. et al 2009. A long-snouted, multihorned tyrannosaurid from the late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. online preprint (41): 17261–6. [1]