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Kileskus

Fossil range: 165 million years ago

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Superfamily: Tyrannosauroidea
Family: Proceratosauridae
Genus: Kileskus

Averianov et al., 2010

Species
  • K. aristotocus Averianov et al., 2010 (type)

Kileskus is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur known from partial remains found in Middle Jurassic (Bathonian age) rocks of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. Fossils recovered include the holotype maxilla, a premaxilla, a surangular, and a few bones from the hand and foot. The skull bones are similar to those of Proceratosaurus. The type species is K. aristotocus. Kileskus was named in 2010 by Averianov and colleagues. They performed a phylogenetic analysis and found it to be a basal proceratosaurid.[1]