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2009-10-06 07:50:00

Carnivorous but smaller T. rex relative shared environment with larger cousins.

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2009-09-18 06:05:00

A new T Rex ancestor found in China meaures only 10 feet tall and 150 pounds - aptly nicknamed “Raptorex.”


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2010-02-04 12:41:19

Raptorex, meaning "robber king", is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (125 million years ago). It lived in what is now China. It was discovered in the Yixian Formation in northeastern China. The type species, R. kriegsteini, was described by Sereno in 2009. The specific name honors Roman Kriegstein, a survivor of the Holocaust, whose son donated the specimen to the University of Chicago for study. Although Raptorex was similar to later, giant tyrannosaurs,...

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