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Newly described long-snouted tyrannosaur Qianzhousaurus sinensis.
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Dinodc98's avatar
isn't the upper jaw suppose to be skinier
THere appears to be lips covering the teeth
Dinodc98's avatar
Ah that's why it looks more bulky
Saberrex's avatar
Here's a question; Are Qianzhousaurus and Alioramus related also to Nanotyrannus? certain similarities are starting to present themselves and it is of my opinion that Nanotyrannus, should it prove to be a separate genus, may be a member of the Alioramini.
StygimolochSpinifer's avatar
The paper actually addresses this.
"‘Nanotyrannus’ does not exhibit the extreme longirostrine morphology of alioramins. ...Therefore, if ‘Nanotyrannus’ is a distinct taxon, it does not appear to be a member of Alioramini, and may represent a separate acquisition of longirostrine morphology among tyrannosaurids."
Dinodc98's avatar
what ever happened to that dueling dinosaur auction case did they ever identify that tyrannosaurid
Saberrex's avatar
wow. did not expect that so quickly. maybe it was a case of convergent evolution if Nanotyrannus does prove to be distinct. possible?
TheDilophoraptor's avatar
It saw the end of the dinosaurs aswell.
RickCharlesOfficial's avatar
What a cool new tyrannosaur! These discoveries are really rolling in!
RickRaptor105's avatar
Interesting. Juvenile or basal species?
bLAZZE92's avatar
Skull length is over 40% femur length, compared to about equal in all other tyrannosaurids  
pilsator's avatar
First a Deinocheirus skull, then a placenameotyrant. Not exactly what Théoden called "a grim morn, and a glad day, and a golden sunset", but that's OT. Beautiful work as always!
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