Temporal range: Maastrichtian, 69–66 Ma
Alamotyrannus brinkmani profile reconstruction
Compared with a human.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Genus: "Alamotyrannus"
Dalman and Lucas, in press
Species: "A." brinkmani
Binomial name
"Alamotyrannus" brinkmani
Dalman and Lucas, in press

"Alamotyrannus" ("Ojo Alamo tyrant") is the informal name given to an as yet undescribed genus of tyrannosaur from the Late Cretaceous period of North America. The fossils of this animal originate from the Ojo Alamo Formation in New Mexico.

While some paleontologists have suggested that this animal is a new taxon, others claim that it is a species of Tyrannosaurus. More studies are needed to determine if "Alamotyrannus" is a distinct genus or just a synonym of Tyrannosaurus.


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