Tyrannosauridae

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Tyrannosaurids
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 81–66 Ma
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Skeletal reconstructions of various tyrannosaurids
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Superfamily: Tyrannosauroidea
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Osborn, 1906
Type species
Tyrannosaurus rex
Osborn, 1905
Subgroups[1]
Synonyms

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.

Classification[change | change source]

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