Alioramus

Alioramus remotus

  • 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.



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