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The Queue: Tyrannosauridae

The Queue Tyrannosauridae
Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Matthew Rossi will be your host today.

The Tyrannosauridae are among the most famous dinosaurs in the world today on the strength of their most recognizable member, Tyrannosaurus Rex, but there's a great deal more to them than that one (admittedly magnificent) dinosaur, and since World of Warcraft loves to shovel in the tyrannosaurs every chance it gets (from King Mosh to Oondasta) I decided to take this flimsy pretext and run with it.

Descended from small ancestors like Xionguanlong baimoensis, the tyrannosauridae eventually became the dominant large carnivore of the late Cretaceous in Asia and North America. Members of the coelurosauria, the species of the tyrannosauridae were all fairly large predators themselves. Interestingly, other species in the coelurosauria include modern birds. Indeed, current thinking indicates that it is possible that all of the coelurosauria, from raptors to tyrannosauridae, might well have had feathers.

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