Nanotyrannus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as South Dakota, Nebraska and Montana.

Quick facts about Nanotyrannus:

  • Existed from 72.1 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Nanotyrannus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Nanotyrannus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. Lupton and D. Gabriel. 1980. Paleobiology and depositional setting of a Late Cretaceous vertebrate locality, Hell Creek Formation, McCone County, Montana. Contributions to Geology, University of Wyoming 18(2):117-126
  • K. Derstler. 1995. The Dragons' Grave: an Edmontosaurus bonebed containing theropod egg shells and juveniles, Lance Formation (uppermost Cretaceous), Niobrara County, Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3, suppl.):26A
  • C. W. Gilmore. 1946. A new carnivorous dinosaur from the Lance Formation of Montana. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 106(13):1-19