YUTYRANNUS

(you-TIE-ran-us)

I noticed the 4yo wasn’t really playing with his carnivores, even avoiding them. He only had four or five, and they were mostly ignored. So I got more. They sure make great ‘bad guys’ for countless dinosaur toy battles.

The largest known theropod that displayed evidence of feathers! Yutyrannus lived during the early Cretaceous period in what is now northeastern China.

Name means:
Feathered Tyrant

The largest dinosaur displaying evidence of feathers

Diet
Carnivore
Time Period
Cretaceous Time Period

124.6 Million Years Ago

Size & Weight
Length:
30 feet / 9 meters
(3/5 semi truck trailer)

Weight:
31 pounds / 1400 kg
(2/3 rhinoceros)

Discovered In
Asia
China
Liaoning Province

Snout
high midline crest unlike related dinosaurs
Limbs
Long forelimbs, three claws

Short feet, not designed for running

Feathers
The largest theropod to have evidence of filamentous “stage 1” feathers

Feathers on non-avian dinos were for warmth

featured prehistoric - dinosaur toy
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Sauropsida
Superorder Dinosauria
Order Saurischia
Suborder Theropoda
Infraorder Sauropoda
Superfamily Tyrannosuroidea
Genus YUTYRANNUS

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