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Daspletosaurus
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Daspletosaurus attacking Centrosaurus

Size

9 metres

Meaning of name

Frightful lizard

Location of discovery

North America

Time period

Late Cretaceous

Daspletosaurus (meaning "Frightful Lizard") was a tyrannosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America. It was about nine meters long. Daspletosaurus probably fed on the ceratopsian Centrosaurus and the hadrosaur Hypacrosaurus. It was described by Russell in 1970.