Very little is known about Alioramus; only a partial skull and foot bone have been discovered.

It was long considered by many palaeontologists to be a juvenile Tyrannosaur but the four small bony crests on its snout indicate that Alioramus belongs to a different genus but is closely related to the larger Tarbosaurus.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: al-ee-owe-ray-muss
  • Means: Other branch
  • Size: 20 ft (6 m)
  • Where: Asia (Mongolia)
  • When: Late Cretaceous
  • Diet: Carnivorous