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Nanuqsaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 69.1Ma
Reconstructed skull with cast of the holotype in place, Perot Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Subfamily: Tyrannosaurinae
Genus: Nanuqsaurus
Fiorillo & Tykoski, 2014
Type species
Nanuqsaurus hoglundi
Fiorillo & Tykoski, 2014

Nanuqsaurus ('meaning polar bear lizard') is a genus of theropod dinosaur. It is only known from one specimen, DMNH 21461, a partial skull roof found in Alaska. This dinosaur may grown to about 6 m (~20 ft) long, half the size of Tyrannosaurus.

The skull would have been about 50 cm (1.65 ft) when complete.


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