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Newly discovered predatory dinosaur "king of gore" reveals the origins of T. rex


October 23, 2013

Wahweap coastline tyrannosaur. A remarkable new species of tyrannosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed on the western coast of a shallow sea that flooded the central region of North America between 95 and 70 million years ago. The newly discovered dinosaur belongs to the same evolutionary branch as the famous Tyrannosaurus rex. Full Story

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