Wednesday, June 15, 2011
In 1942, Charles W. Gilmore discover the first fossils of the Nanotyrannus in Wyoming.
Nanotyrannus is the small version of T-Rex. Think of him a mine me T-Rex. I wouldn't want to meet either of them on the street! Would you?
T-Rex and Nanotyrannus
Nanotyrannus is know as the "tiny tyrant" He might of been "tiny" coming in at a mere 7 ft. in height, 17 feet long and weighing bout 1 ton. Tho, that's not my definition of tiny!
Nanotyrannus lived in the United States in the Late Cretaceous Period 67-65 millions of years ago. Nanotyrannus was a great hunter, he had sharp claws and knife-like teeth, powerful neck muscles and was a swift and agile predator. Their favorite prey were the hadrosaurs that had the pleasure of living with them. They had great vision and depth perception due to their large eyes which looked forward.
Many paleontologists now believe that Nanotyrannus was in fact a juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex and not a separate genus of dinosaur. Partially because of the skull bones not being fused together indicating a young animal. Others believe that they might be a type of huge Dromaeosaur.
Monday, June 6, 2011
|Lived Late Jurassic period, about 156-144 million years ago. Found in Western U.S.A.|
Posted by Ann Marie Golombeski at 8:35 PM