Name: Ulughbegsaurus ‭(‬Ulugh Beg's lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: U-lugh-beg-sor-us.
Named By: Kohei Tanaka,‭ ‬Otabek Ulugbek Ogli Anvarov,‭ ‬Darla K.‭ ‬Zelenitsky,‭ ‬Akhmadjon Shayakubovich Ahmedshaev,‭ & ‬Yoshitsugu Kobayashi‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Carcharodontosauria.
Species: U.‭ ‬uzbekistanensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.‭ ‬Comparison of holotype fossil to other carcharodontosaurid genera suggests a skull size of about‭ ‬90‭ ‬centimetres.‭ ‬Body length of holotype individual about‭ ‬7.5‭ ‬to‭ ‬8‭ ‬meters.
Known locations: Uzbekistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bissekty Formation.
Time period: Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Holotype a partial left maxilla.‭ ‬Further skull bones and teeth referred to the genus.

       Ulughbegsaurus is a genus of carcharodontosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived in Central Asia during the early stages‭ ‬of the Late Cretaceous,‭ ‬specifically the Turonian period.‭ ‬The carcharodontosaurid theropod dinosaurs were apex predators that rose to prominence during the early Cretaceous,‭ ‬however there is plenty of fossil evidence to show that as a group they continued to be key predators well into the early stages of the late cretaceous,‭ ‬especially in South America,‭ ‬but also now it seems central Asia as well.
       Ulughbegsaurus was named from a partial maxilla,‭ ‬the tooth bearing bone of the upper jaw.‭ ‬Like other carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs,‭ ‬Ulughbegsaurus would have had blade like teeth specifically adapted for slicing flesh as opposed to crunching through bone.‭ ‬There are several other kinds of dinosaurs known from the same fossil formation as Ulughbegsaurus,‭ ‬though sauropod and large‭ ‬ornithopod/hadrosauroid dinosaurs may have been the easiest prey.
       Ulughbegsaurus is named after Mīrzā Muhammad Tāraghay bin Shāhrukh who is more popularly known around the world as Ulugh Beg,‭ ‬who was once a Sultan of the Timurid Empire,‭ ‬noted for his work in mathematics and astronomy.‭ ‬The type species name of Ulughbegsaurus,‭ ‘‬uzbekistanensis‭’‬,‭ ‬simply means‭ ‘‬from Uzbekistan‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new carcharodontosaurian theropod dinosaur occupies apex predator niche in the early Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Royal Society Open Science.‭ ‬8‭ (‬9‭)‬:‭ ‬Article ID‭ ‬210923‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kohei Tanaka,‭ ‬Otabek Ulugbek Ogli Anvarov,‭ ‬Darla K.‭ ‬Zelenitsky,‭ ‬Akhmadjon Shayakubovich Ahmedshaev,‭ & ‬Yoshitsugu Kobayashi‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.


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