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Suskityrannus hazelae (Beasts of the Mesozoic)

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Beasts of the Mesozoic Suskityrannus hazelae

Beasts of the Mesozoic Suskityrannus hazelae Manufacturer Information:

This 1/18th scale Suskityrannus hazelae figure is approximately 8 inches long with 18 points of articulation and includes the following: three (3) pairs of interchangeable feet, and (1) display base with posing rod accessories. Featuring package art by Raul Ramos.

Suskityrannus hazelae Information:

Suskityrannus hazelae is a relatively recently discovered dinosaur species that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 92 million years ago. This dinosaur belongs to the group known as Tyrannosauroidea, which includes some of the largest and most iconic predators of the dinosaur world, such as Tyrannosaurus rex.

Suskityrannus was a much smaller dinosaur compared to its famous relative, Tyrannosaurus rex. It was estimated to be about 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) in length and stood about 1 meter (3 feet) tall at the hip. This makes it one of the earliest known small tyrannosauroids.

The fossils of Suskityrannus hazelae were discovered in the Moreno Hill Formation in New Mexico, USA. The holotype specimen, which is the individual used to describe the species, consists of partial skull and postcranial (body) remains.

Suskityrannus belongs to the family Tyrannosauridae, making it a close relative of the later and much larger tyrannosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex. It falls within the more primitive group of tyrannosauroids known as Proceratosauridae.

Like its larger cousins, Suskityrannus hazelae was a carnivorous dinosaur. Its diet likely consisted of small vertebrates, such as small dinosaurs and possibly early mammals.

The discovery of Suskityrannus is significant because it provides insights into the early evolution of tyrannosauroids. It represents one of the earliest and smallest members of this group, shedding light on their diversification and adaptations during the Late Cretaceous.

The name "Suskityrannus" is derived from "Suski," which refers to the Zuni word for coyote, and "tyrannus," which means tyrant. This name reflects both its small size compared to larger tyrannosaurs and its predatory nature. The species name, "hazelae," honors Hazel Wolfe, who contributed significantly to the study of the Coelurosaurian dinosaurs of New Mexico.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #28805

by Beasts of the Mesozoic

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Suskityrannus hazelae #28805

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