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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 81–66 Ma
Tyrannosaurus skeletal mount, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Gorgosaurus skeletal mount, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Superfamily: Tyrannosauroidea
Clade: Pantyrannosauria
Clade: Eutyrannosauria
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Osborn, 1906
Type species
Tyrannosaurus rex
Osborn, 1905
  • Deinodontidae Cope, 1866
  • Aublysodontidae Nopcsa, 1928
  • Shanshanosauridae Dong, 1977

Tyrannosauridae is a taxonomic family of theropods. These dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous have been found only in North America and Asia. They lived in the later part of the period, 88 to 65 million years ago.


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  1. Holtz, Thomas R. Jr. (2012) Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, Winter 2011 Appendix.