Alectrosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Sughd Province (Tajikistan), Inner Mongolia (China) and Batken (Kyrgyzstan).

Quick facts about Alectrosaurus:

  • Existed from 100.5 million years ago to Upper Cretaceous Epoch
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 22 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Alectrosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • L. A. Nessov. 1985. Redkie kostnye ryby, nazemiye yashcheritsy i mlekopitayushchie zony limanov i primorskikh nizmennostey mela Kyzylkumov [Rare bony fishes, terrestrial lizards, and mammals in the estuarine and coastal lowland zone of the Kyzyl-Kum Cretaceous]. Yearbook of the All-Union Paleontological Association 28:199-219
  • A. Perle. 1977. O pervoy nakhodke Alektrozavra (Tyrannosauridae, Theropoda) iz pozdnego Mela Mongolii [On the first discovery of Alectrosaurus (Tyrannosauridae, Theropoda) in the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia]. Shinzhlekh Ukhaany Akademi Geologiin Khureelen 3(3):104-113
  • C. W. Gilmore. 1933. On the dinosaurian fauna of the Iren Dabasu Formation. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 68(2-3):23-78