Alioramus was around 5 to 6 meters long, based on the type specimen. However, it is not certain whether the specimen is a juvenile or not. The nasal bones are fused and form a small, bony crest.
A Soviet-Mongolian expedition to the Gobi Desert uncovered Alioramus fossils in the 1970s, and they were described in 1976. A second species was later described in 2009.
Like other tyrannosaurids, Alioramus was a carnivore that ate meat.
- ↑ Kurzanov, Sergei M.. "A new carnosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Nogon-Tsav, Mongolia" (in Russian). The Joint Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition Transactions 3: 93–104.