Moros intrepidus (S/F)

Moros intrepidus is a species of primitive tyrannosauroid, the earliest of its kind yet discovered. This small animal first lived in North America during the Cenomanian age, originating about 96.4 million years ago. Fossilized remains have been found in Eremy County of Utah, first being uncovered from the Stormy Theropod site in 2019. Its binomial name translates to “intrepid harbinger of doom,” referencing the fact that its descendants (including the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex) would go on to dominate North American food webs until the end of the Cretaceous period.