Lythronax was discovered in 2009 at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. This theropod lived in North America roughly 80 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period. Its name translates from Greek to mean “gore king.”
Lythronax was built similar to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Its eyes both faced the front, which gave it excellent depth perception. This dinosaur was about twenty-four feet long and weighed up to 5,500 pounds. It had a large skull that was filled with many sharp teeth. The Lythronax’s teeth were serrated and robust, making them ideal for slicing off meat, crushing bone, and causing significant damage. It was excellent at hunting and could cut large chunks of flesh and bone from its prey, then swallow it whole.