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Eotyrannus Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Eotyrannus means "dawn tyrant" or "early tyrant"
Pronounced - e-o-tie-RAN-us
Named By - Hutt, Naish, Martill, Barker and Newbery
When Named - 2001
|SIZE:||Length - 15 ft (4.5 m) long
Weight - ?
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Middle Cretaceous period, about 120 to 125 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in the Wessex Formation, Isle of Wight, off the coast of Great Britain, Europe.|
|FOSSILS:||What was Found - A 40-percent complete fossil was found in 1997 (including the front half of the skull).
Who Found the Fossils - Eotyrannus was found by a team headed by Darren Naish (Univ. of Portsmouth).
|Eotyrannus was a relative of T. rex.|
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