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Temporal range: Late Turonian, 93.5–89.3 Ma
Suskityrannus mount at Dino Kingdom 2012.jpg
Reconstructed skeleton at the Dinokingdom exhibition, Tokyo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Archosauria
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Tyrannoraptora
Superfamily: Tyrannosauroidea
Clade: Pantyrannosauria
Genus: Suskityrannus
S. hazelae
Binomial name
Suskityrannus hazelae
Nesbitt et al., 2019

Suskityrannus is an early Tyrannosaurid, informally known as Zunityrannus until 2019. It lived in New Mexico 92 million years ago. The type specimen was found in the Turonian-age (Upper Cretaceous) Moreno Hill Formation of the Zuni Basin in western New Mexico.[4] [5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "†Suskityrannus Nesbitt et al. 2019 (coelurosaur)". PBDB.
  2. "Mirror Mesa (MSM) (Cretaceous of the United States)". PBDB.
  3. See Gradstein et al. (2004) for a detailed description of the ICS' timescale
  4. "Fossils of 3-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus rex relatives are evolutionary stepping stone". CNN Wire. 6 May 2019.
  5. "Planet Dinosaur". BBC.