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How to eat a Triceratops: Tear off the head

New research has revealed that Tyrannosaurs would tear the heads off of Triceratops to get to the tender neck meat. As Fowler and his colleagues examined the various types of bite mark on the skulls, they were intrigued by the extensive puncture and pull marks on the neck frills on some

Tyrannosaur cousin discovered in China

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,

T-Rex was the fastest predator to walk the earth

New research is dismissing the notion that Tyrannosaurus Rex was a sluggish scavenger. The seven ton reptile, which was 13 feet tall and 40 feet long, was able to outpace any prey due to giant muscles located at the top of its tail. Previously the tail had been thought of

Tyrannosaurs were cannibals

A Tyrannosaurus rex's teeth marks have been found on another Tyrannosaurs bones. The gouges had to have been made by a large carnivore, he said, and when the mystery fossils were deposited 65 million years ago, T. rex was the only North American carnivore large and toothy enough to make

Video of walking T-rex skeleton

I thought this was fascinating. It's a video of a replica Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton walking, demonstrating how it may have moved when alive. Visit Buzzfeed to see another video from a side-angle.

Tyrannosaurs plodded like elephants

A study of the nervous system of the might Tyrannosaurus Rex shows the dinosaur wasn't necessarily quick and agile, but rather plodded along like an elephant. When a vertebrate—an animal with a backbone—stubs its toe, electrical signals get carried from the toe to the spinal cord by a nerve, which

Tyrannosaurus Rex’s cousin found in Australia

A hip bone belonging to a cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex has been found down under, making it the first proof that Tyrannosaurs existed in the southern hemisphere. Dr Roger Benson, from Cambridge University, who identified the fossil, said: ''This is an exciting discovery because tyrannosaur fossils had only ever been

The earliest dinosaurs arose in South America

The discovery of a dog-sized cousin to the Tyrannosaurus Rex presents evidence that dinosaurs first arose in South America. Measuring about 6 feet (180 centimeters) long--tail included--the 215-million-year-old Tawa hallae was found by hikers who noticed some small bits of bone at New Mexico's fossil-rich Ghost Ranch. The dinosaur bears a mix