Known from only a single skull and jaw from Montana and three teeth from South Dakota, Nanotyrannus was first thought to be an Albertosaurus. But it was recently redescribed because it was different in many ways from Albertosaurus.
WHAT'S INSIDE: DINOSAURS
- About Dinosaurs
- Early Triassic & Jurassic Dinosaurs
- Middle & Late Jurassic Dinosaurs
- Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs
- Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs
Dinosaur bones are all we have to study what these animals looked like and how they lived. Some of the most important dinosaur bones that paleontologists study come from the skull. Why is the skull so important?
A recently named armored dinosaur, Denversaurus is based on a badly crushed skull from South Dakota. No other parts of the skeleton have been found, so it is difficult to estimate how long or heavy the animal was. Learn more about the Denversaurus.