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Zhuchengtyrannus

Zhuchengtyrannus is the genus of dinosaur that has been found existed in the late Cretaceous period, over 120 million years ago.  The first fossil skeleton of the genus was found scattered in the regions of China especially in Shandong Province - Wangshi Group. This carnivore species comes under the classification of Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurinae.

Zhuchengtyrannus

The genus was first described and named by David W. E. Hone, Kebai Wang, Corwin Sullivan, Xijin Zhao, Shuqing Chen, Dunjin Li Shuan Ji, Qiang Ji & Xu Xing – 2011. From the identified fossil specimen it has been observed that the dinosaur was about 10–12 m in length and weighed approximately 6 tons. It is one of the largest known carnivore theropods that resembled close to that of tyrannosaurines. The distinguished feature which made the animal differ from others is the presence of a horizontal shelf on the lateral surface of the base of the maxilla.

Zhuchengtyrannus facts:
Name:

Zhuchengtyrannus Dinosaurs(Zhucheng tyrant)

Size:

Uncertain due to incomplete fossil material, but comparison with other tyrannosaurid material has resulted in estimations of approximately 11 metres long.

Fossil representation:

Maxilla, partial front dentary and teeth.