Thursday, 8 May 2014

New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio rex'

New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio rex'
By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News
A new type of Tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been nicknamed "Pinocchio rex".
The ferocious carnivore, nine metres long with a distinctive horny snout, was a cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex. Its skeleton was dug up in a Chinese construction site and identified by scientists at Edinburgh University, UK.The 66-million-year-old predator, officially named Qianzhousaurus sinensis, is described in Nature Communications."Pinocchio" looked very different to other tyrannosaurs

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