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Zhuchengtyrannus magnus

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus Fossil Crates

#10 seed in the Fossil Crates 2020 Chew-ly Chompionshio Zhuchengtyrannus magnus

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus - “Great Zhucheng Tyrant”

Family: Tyrannosauridae
From: China, Asia
Lived: 74 m.y.a., in the Late Cretaceous
Named: Hone, Wang, Sullivan, Zhao, Chen, Li, Ji, and Xu 2011

Fight Day Stats
39’ long
Weighed in at 5 tons (10,000 lbs)

Bio
Zhuchengtyrannus is known from exactly two bones, however, if you want to be considered a top predator the bones you’d want to be known for, the dentary (lower jaw) and maxilla (upper jaw), are exactly what was discovered for this gigantic tyrannosaurid! The size of these elements slots it just smaller than a normal-sized Tyrannosaurus and slightly larger than the largest Tarbosaurus, which happen to be its closest cousins. Being cousins with those two means a monstrously powerful bite, bone-crushing teeth, gigantic legs with huge kicking and propulsive power, a long tail to help steer said leg power, and small, two-fingered arms. How this fragmentarily known dinosaur will fair in the tourney is anyone’s guess!

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