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Even within the tyrannosaur lineage, there are two earlier animals that unequivocally sport fluff.
His first question was whether the gashes were the work of some prehistoric giant crocodile or a tyrannosaur.
In 2014, a commercial fossil company was digging for tyrannosaur skeletons in a giant Montana quarry when one of its pit-loaders accidentally bumped into the tail of a very different dinosaur.
The findings follow the discovery of a new member of the tyrannosaur family called Daspletosaurus horneri in Montana, US.
T rex and other tyrannosaurs would have used their tactile noses to explore their surroundings, build nests, and carefully pick up fragile eggs and baby offspring.
Careful analysis revealed that the tail once belonged to a young coelurosaur, a dinosaur family that includes tyrannosaurs and modern birds.
Granted, avian dinosaurs are still fluttering about, but all the fantastic non-avian forms – the sauropods, tyrannosaurs, ankylosaurs, ceratopsids, and kin – disappeared forever in one of the worst natural calamities of all time.
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Origin and Etymology of tyrannosaur
New Latin Tyrannosaurus, from Greek tyrannos tyrant + sauros lizard
First Known Use: 1924See Words from the same year
TYRANNOSAUR Defined for Kids
Definition of tyrannosaur for Students
: a very large North American meat-eating dinosaur that had small forelegs and walked on its hind legs
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