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8-horned Tyrannosaurus cousin discovered

A new dinosaur, an 8-horned cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert.

“Instead of [its] big bad boy … relatives, this one is more like a ballerina,” said study co-author Stephen Brusatte, a vertebrate paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

A well-preserved skull and a near-complete skeleton from the new species of eight-horned, long-snouted carnivore—dubbed Alioramus altai—were unearthed in 2001 in Mongolia.

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