Daspletosaurus torosus (frightful lizardwas a tyrannosaurid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous of North America



Daspletosaurus was an 8-9 metre long tyrannosaur, powerfully built, stocky with a muscular S-shaped neck and relatively small arms.


Daspletosaurus was a huge predator with banana sized teeth. It had a powerful neck and skull with powerful legs. Perfect skills and equipment for large prey. It could go for the rhino sized Chasmosaurus or Centrosaurus. It would scavenge too, on carrion and carcasses.

Fluffier than we thought?Edit

Daspletosaurus and his relatives may have been the top dogs of the land, but were they fluffier then we thought? Possible, said scientists and paleontoligists. But really... Really?  If Tyrannosaurus was adorned with feathers, these would be for keeping warm, to threat and to attract. There was no way the bulk of these creatures could fly and go through the air! But then an idea came up. Tyrannosaurus junior could have been covered in fluffy down, just like baby elephants today. It could be the camouflage themselves or to keep them warm. This could fade away to scales as it approached maturity.


Daspletosaurus and the rest of the tyrannosaurs may have been cannibals, judged by the marks on some of the bones.

In Planet DinosaurEdit

Episode 3:  Last KillersEdit

One Daspletosaurus tries to kill a Chasmosaurus, but is unsuccessful. Later, A pack of Daspletosaurus kill the Chasmosaurus. Later in the episode, a pack of Daspletosaurus attack the herd of Centrosaurus. When the wet season is over, the battle for rotting flesh begins, and a Daspletosaurus chases some Troodon and feeds off a carcass. the camera shows a patchwork of bodies on the dried up riverbed, with dinosaurs feeding off them.


Planet Dinosaur Database and Mentioned Creatures

Lost World: Tyrannosaurus  • Spinosaurus  • Irritator  • Baryonyx  • Siamosaurus  • Onchopristis  • Carcharodontosaurus  • Allosaurus  • Aerosteon  • Lacusovagus  • Iguanodon
Feathered Dragons: Microraptor  • Sinornithosaurus  • Epidexipteryx  • Sinosauropteryx  • Anchiornis  • Sinraptor  • Oviraptor  • Gigantoraptor  • Caudipteryx  • Troodon  • Beipiaosaurus  • Jeholosaurus  • Tianyuraptor  • Velociraptor
Last Killers: Gorgosaurus  • Daspletosaurus  • Tarbosaurus  • Tyrannosaurus  • Albertosaurus  • Chasmosaurus  • Psittacosaurus  • Raptorex  • Protoceratops  • Alectrosaurus  • Triceratops  • Mojoceratops  • Styracosaurus  • Alioramus  • Troodon  • Edmontosaurus  • Majungasaurus  • Carcharodontosaurus  • Centrosaurus
Fight for Life: Kimmerosaurus  • PliosaurusTyrannosaurus  • Stegosaurus  • Camptosaurus  • Allosaurus  • Saurophaganax

New Giants: Argentinosaurus  • Mapusaurus  • TyrannosaurusAllosaurusDiplodocusNeovenatorOrnithopsisSinraptorMamenchisaurus  • Paralititan  • Sarcosuchus  • Carcharodontosaurus  • Sauroposeidon  • Acrocanthosaurus
The Great Survivors: Ampelosaurus  • Iguanodon  • Neovenator  • Hypsilophodon  • Paralititan  • Spinosaurus  • Carcharodontosaurus  • Deltadromeus  • Erectopus  • Quaesitosaurus  • Tarbosaurus  • Therizinosaurus  • Gallimimus  • Achillobator  • Mononykus  • Tyrannosaurus  • Triceratops  • Edmontosaurus  • Albertosaurus  • Gorgosaurus  • Anodontosaurus  • Dromaeosaurus  • Variraptor  • Argentinosaurus  •Mapusaurus  • Ankylosaurus  • Gasparinisaura  • Magyarosaurus  • Zalmoxes  • Telmatosaurus  • Hatzegopteryx  • Styracosaurus  • Stygimoloch  • Parasaurolophus  • Archaeoceratops  • Oviraptor  • Baryonyx  • Polacanthus  • Pelecanimimus  • Nothronychus  • Zunityrannus  • Clostridium  • Majungasaurus  • Microraptor  • Gigantoraptor  • Oviraptor  • Didelphodon