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Pinnochio Immortalized As A New Long-Snouted Dinosaur Species
2014-05-07 09:03:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If Mister Geppetto was a real woodcarver rather than a fictional character, he may have been pleasantly surprised to learn that his beloved puppet Pinocchio is now immortalized in the realm of science – and that’s no lie. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Edinburgh have described a new species of long-snouted tyrannosaur, nicknamed Pinocchio rex, that was recently unearthed in southern China...

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2014-03-13 09:43:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The reexamination of a dinosaur skull found in Alaska has revealed that it may have belonged to a “smaller cousin” of Tyrannosaurs Rex – not a completely distinct species as originally believed. According to a report on the examination published on Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, the skull belonged to a lineage of theropods, or “beast feet,” dinosaurs that includes T. Rex. With most T. Rex fossils coming from temperate...

King Of Gore: Super Predator Cousin Of T. Rex Found In Utah
2013-11-07 14:47:55

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You may have noticed your local paleontologist has had an extra bounce in his step this week. That might have something to do with a monumental find of a new super-predator dinosaur in the Wahweap Formation within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in south-central Utah. Known as Lythronax argestes, this super predator lived 80 million years ago and is a distant, older cousin to the larger Tyrannosaurus rex. Measuring...

2012-05-23 17:04:00

The rise of the tyrants of the South The stubby arms of Tyrannosaurus rex obviously weren't designed for hand-to-hand combat. However, the abelisaurids of the Southern hemisphere were even less well equipped in that department—and upper limb reduction began very early in their evolution. When Tyrannosaurus and its relatives roamed North America and Asia, the abelisaurids occupied a similar niche in Patagoniaand other areas ofGondwanaland. They were the dominant predators in the...

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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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2011-05-10 07:50:00

A new study from an international team of scientists suggests juvenile and adult predatory dinosaurs had a range of hunting and feeding strategies. While adult tyrannosaurs wielded size and power to take down large prey, juveniles relied on their agility to hunt smaller game. "It's one of the secrets of success for tyrannosaurs"”the different age groups weren't competing with each other for food because their diets shifted as they grew," said Ohio University paleontologist Lawrence...

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2011-04-01 08:00:00

A gigantic theropod dinosaur measuring 11 meters long (36 feet), four meters tall (13 feet) and weighing in at six tons has been discovered in eastern China. Scientists named this new dinosaur Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, which means the "Tyrant from Zhucheng," since the bones were found in the city of Zhucheng in eastern China's Shandong Province. The quarry in Shandong Province, where the fossils were discovered, has one of the largest concentrations of dinosaur bones in the world. This is...

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2009-11-04 12:45:58

Scientists have uncovered new clues about the early stages of the Tyrannosaurus rex's beginnings. A team of British and German researchers studied a fossil held at London's Natural History Museum. They have concluded that the remains, which belong to a dinosaur named Proceratosaurus, may be the earliest known relative of the T. rex. Scientists say Proceratosaurus roamed the earth about 165 million years ago, during the middle Jurassic Period. He stood on two legs, was carnivorous, and would...

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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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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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2010-09-08 17:59:47

Xiongguanlong, named after the city of Jiayuguan in northwestern China, is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 to 125 million years ago). The type species, X. baimoensis, was described in 2009 by a group of researchers from China and the USA. The species name, baimoensis, means "white ghost", after "white ghost castle", a rock formation near where the fossil was found. Xiongguanlong was a medium-sized tyrannosauroid. It...

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2010-02-03 16:23:27

Alioramus, meaning "˜different branch', is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 to 65 million years ago) from what is now Asia. It is known from a partial skull and three metatarsals (foot bones). It was discovered in the Gobi Desert in the early 1970s by a Soviet-Mongolian expedition. The fossil was found at Nogon-Tsav in the Mongolian province of Bavankhongor in the Nemegt formation. Alioramus was named and described by Russian paleontologist Sergei Kurzanov in...

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