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 (tĭ-răn′ə-sôr′, tī-)
[From New Latin Tyrannosaurus, genus name; see tyrannosaurus.]


(tɪˈræn əˌsɔr, taɪ-)

any of several large theropod dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous Period of North America and Asia of the genus Tyrannosaurus, esp. T. rex.
[< New Latin Tyrannosaurus (1905) = Greek tyranno-, comb. form of týrannos tyrant + saûros -saur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tyrannosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrationstyrannosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America
bird-footed dinosaur, theropod, theropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
genus Tyrannosaurus - includes a single species


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Archaeologists have uncovered a new tyrannosaur fossil in Utah, a dinosaur that evolved before the famed Tyrannosaurus rex and whose skeleton still has almost all of its pieces.
The find suggests that the tyrannosaur "honed its sensory toolbox before it gained massive size," says Christopher Brochu, who studies the evolutionary history of dinosaurs at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
A fossil from a new species of dinosaur is helping to bridge a crucial 20-million-year gap in tyrannosaur evolution.
Dr Steve Brusatte, of Edinburgh University's School of GeoSciences, said: "This is a different breed of tyrannosaur.
Washington, May 8 ( ANI ): Researchers have found a new species of long-snouted tyrannosaur, nicknamed Pinocchio rex, which stalked the Earth more than 66 million years ago.
Edinburgh's Dr Steve Brusatte said: "This is a different breed of tyrannosaur.
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Much of what we thought we knew about tyrannosaur evolution turns out to be simplistic or out-and-out wrong," says Stephen Brusatte of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
juvenile tyrannosaur fossils are rare simply because not many of them died because they were big and mean enough to make the average predator think twice.
Named Guanlong wucaii, the three-metre-long tyrannosaur dates from the Late Jurassic period.
For example, the tyrannosaur (in the exhibit) was 22 years old when it died.