Tyrannosaur cousin discovered in China

Published on April 1st, 2011 | by Admin

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A cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, a large predatory theropod, has been discovered.

“There is no doubt that Zhuchengtyrannus was a huge tyrannosaurine,” says Dr David Hone from University College in Dublin, Ireland, who led the team that discovered and named it.

“With only some skull and jaw bones to work with, it is difficult to precisely gauge the overall size of this animal.

“But the bones we have are just a few centimetres smaller than the equivalent ones in the largest T. rex specimen.”

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Story: Matt Walker, BBC News | Photo: Robert Nicholls

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