Alectosaurus was a Primitive Tyrannosaurid from Late Cretaceous China and Mongolia, around 83 to 74 mya. It was 16.4 ft (5m) long, 8 ft (2.5 m) in height and weighed 1000 lbs. It is only known from a partial skeleton, and is a primitive fast-running dinosaur. Its fossil was found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. It had sharp teeth, and was a bipedal carnivore.
It was named after a mythical deity, Alectra, by C. W. Gilmore in 1933.
- Scientific Name: Alectrosaurus olseni.
- Alectrosaurus Makes its first media appearance in the final episode of Planet Dinosaur.