Daspletosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Montana, Montana and Alberta (Canada).

Quick facts about Daspletosaurus:

  • Existed from Santonian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 2700 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 1006 mm long and wide
  • 15 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Daspletosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. A. Russell. 1970. Tyrannosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of western Canada. National Museum of Natural Sciences, Publications in Paleontology 1:1-34
  • C. M. Sternberg. 1950. Notes and annotated list of quarries. Map 969A. Steveville, west of fourth meridian, Alberta. Canada Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa
  • J. A. Lillegraven and M. C. McKenna. 1986. Fossil mammals from the "Mesaverde" Formation (Late Cretaceous, Judithian) of the Bighorn and Wind River basins, Wyoming, with definitions of Late Cretaceous North American Land-Mammal "Ages". American Museum Novitates 2840:1-68