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Tyrannosaurus packs
2014-07-26 04:30:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three sets of tyrannosaur tracks discovered in northeastern British Columbia reveal the bipedal carnivores likely traveled in packs, according to new research published in Wednesday’s edition of the journal PLOS ONE. According to Emily Chung of CBC News, this marks the first time that more than a single tyrannosaur print has ever been found in one place. That alone made the find interesting enough, since it allows...

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2011-06-22 13:45:00

According to new research, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which has traditionally been seen as a lone wolf kind of dinosaur, hunted in packs. The new research based on finds in the Gobi Desert suggests that the species was equipped with the build and speed for pack hunting, but also the brain capacity to work together as a team. Dr. Philip Currie of the University of Alberta said evidence from 90 skeletons of Tarbosaurus Bataar, a cousin of Tyrannosaurs Rex, suggests that about half a dozen of the...

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2009-10-07 09:15:00

University of Alberta researcher Phil Bell has found 70 million year old evidence of dinosaur cannibalism. The jawbone of what appears to be a Gorgosaurus was found in 1996 in southern Alberta. A technician at the Royal Tyrell Museum found something unusual embedded in the jaw. It was the tip of a tooth from another meat-eating dinosaur. Bell, a paleontology PhD candidate, says discovery of the tooth shows that a fight between two dinosaurs definitely took place. "The wound showed no signs...

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2009-10-06 07:50:00

Carnivorous but smaller T. rex relative shared environment with larger cousins Now, just a few weeks after tiny, early Raptorex kriegsteini was unveiled, a new wrench has been thrown into the family tree of the tyrannosaurs. The new Alioramus altai"”a horned, long-snouted, gracile cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex"”shared the same environment with larger, predatory relatives. A paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes this exceptionally...

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2006-07-14 18:30:00

WASHINGTON -- Even the powerful tyrannosaurs seem to have encountered a midlife crisis. Once they made it to about age 2 they could take on just about any other predator and had very little mortality until they reached sexual maturity in their teens, researchers report in Friday's issue of the journal Science. "Survivorship stabilized at between two and four percent per year until midlife at which point they went through an honest-to-God midlife crisis," Gregory M. Erickson, who teaches...


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Daspletosaurus
2013-04-28 18:27:18

Daspletosaurus, meaning “frightful lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that resided in western North America between 77 and 74 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils of the only named species were found in Alberta, although other possible species from Alberta and Montana wait for description. Daspletosaurus is closely related to the much larger and more current Tyrannosaurus. Like most of the known tyrannosaurids, it was a multi-ton bipedal...

Tarbosaurus
2013-02-18 12:21:10

Tarbosaurus, meaning “alarming lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that thrived in Asia about 70 million years ago, at the end of the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils have been uncovered in Mongolia, with more incomplete remains found further afield in parts of China. Many species have been named, although, modern paleontologists recognize only one, T. bataar, as legitimate. Like most tyrannosaurus, Tarbosaurus was a sizeable bipedal predator, weighing up to six...

Tyrannosaurus
2012-03-21 21:47:44

Tyrannosaurus, meaning “tyrant lizard,” was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (68 to 65 million years ago). It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Perhaps the most famous Tyrannosaurus species, T. rex, was named in 1905 by Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Teeth belonging to Tyrannosaurus were first discovered in 1874 by A. Lakes near Golden...

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2010-02-02 13:44:40

Gorgosaurus, meaning "fierce lizard", is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (77 to 74 million years ago) that lived in what is now western North America. It has been discovered in Alberta, Canada and possibly Montana, USA. Only one type species is known, G. libratus. Gorgosaurus was first described by Lawrence Lambe in 1914. Several specimens have been discovered, the first by Charles M. Sternberg in 1913. It was also the first tyrannosaurid dinosaur to...

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