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Daspletosaurus torosus Russell 1970 (tyrannosaurine)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 57258

Mounted skeleton of Daspletosaurus torosus (FMNH).

Alternative combinations: Daspletosaurus torrosus, Tyrannosaurus torosus

Full reference: D. A. Russell. 1970. Tyrannosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of western Canada. National Museum of Natural Sciences, Publications in Paleontology 1:1-34

Belongs to Daspletosaurus according to T. D. Carr et al. 2017

Sister taxon: Daspletosaurus horneri

Type specimen: NMC 8506, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is RTMP Quarry 72, Steveville, (NMC), which is in a Campanian fine channel fill sandstone in the Oldman Formation of Canada.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): coracoid length 170.0, femur length 988.5, femur circumference 389.0, humerus length 357.0, radius length 171.0, scapula length 772.0, skull length 1040.0, tibia length 1022.0, tibia circumference 347.0, ulna length 214.0

Estimated body mass: 1.88 tons based on femur length