Eotyrannus

Name Eotyrannus
(EE-oh-tih-RAN-us)
Eotyrannus
Means Dawn tyrant
Period Early Cretaceous
Where Europe: United Kingdom
Size Length: 15 feet
Weight: 300 -500 lbs
 

An early tyrannosaur, Eotyrannus was a small, slender theropod with proportionally long legs and toes. Those long legs may have meant that the dinosaur was a fast runner as it tracked down prey such as Hypsilophodon and Iguanodon. The three-fingered, grasping hands were also among the longest hands of any non-avian theropods known to date.

The only specimen, found on the Isle of Wight, was of a sub-adult. Therefore, Eotyrannus as an adult would have been larger.