Nanuqsaurus

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Nanuqsaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 69.1 Ma
Nanuqsaurus at Perot Museum.jpg
Reconstructed skull with cast of the holotype in place, Perot Museum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Subfamily: Tyrannosaurinae
Genus: Nanuqsaurus
Fiorillo & Tykoski, 2014
Type species
Nanuqsaurus hoglundi
Fiorillo & Tykoski, 2014

Nanuqsaurus ('meaning polar bear lizard') is a genus of theropod dinosaur.[1] It is only known from one specimen, DMNH 21461, a partial skull roof found in Alaska. This dinosaur may grown to about 6 m (~20 ft) long, half the size of Tyrannosaurus.

The skull would have been about 50 cm (1.65 ft) when complete.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fiorillo A.R & Tykoski R.S. 2014. A diminutive new tyrannosaur from the top of the world. PLOS One. [1]