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A very large bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, with powerful jaws and small clawlike front legs.
- ‘Most predatory dinosaurs such as tyrannosaurs and velociraptors have usually been depicted in museums, films and books as covered in a thick hide of dull brown or green skin.’
- ‘Mum, did you know that the gigantosaurus was the biggest meat-eating dinosaur and not the tyrannosaurus rex?’
- ‘Because feathers are a unique feature, they are thought to be characteristic of many theropod dinosaurs, including tyrannosaurs.’
- ‘Throughout the Late Cretaceous, tyrannosaurs diversified into several species, all with large heads, powerful bodies, and two-fingered hands.’
- ‘Today's bullies of the Serengeti plains, lions and spotted hyenas, were paralleled by tyrannosaurs in Jurassic and Cretaceous ecosystems.’
Modern Latin, from Greek turannos ‘tyrant’ + sauros ‘lizard’, on the pattern of dinosaur.
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