Pronounced: Al - ee - o - Ray - mus
Diet: Carnivore (Meat-Eater)
Name Means: "Different Branch"
Length: 20 feet (6 m)
Height: 7 feet (2 m)
Weight: 1 ton (1,800 kilos)
Time: Late Cretaceous - 73 MYA
Fossil remains for
this Dinosaur have been
found in Asia
Scientists think that Alioramus is a close cousin of T. rex. One
feature that set it apart from its more famous relative, however, was
that it had a row of bumps on the top of its long snout. Otherwise, it
probably looked very much like a T. rex.
Alioramus is known from an incomplete skull and some foot bones. It
may have been an early version of the Asian tyrannosaur family, which
later led to T. bataar. Like Albertosaurus in North America, this
earlier tyrannosaur was not as large as it later cousins. Overall, its
skull was lower than later tyrannosaurids.