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Tyrannosaurus Rex almost had a different name

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

It is the most ferocious and best known of all dinosaurs, but the Tyrannosaurus rex nearly went without its famous name.

When the first fossilised remains of the creature were found, the 29ft carnivore was initially given a moniker that was rather more of a mouthful: Dynamosaurus imperiosus.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

T-Rex does have a better ring to it than D-Imp.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostPlanB, on 03 September 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:

T-Rex does have a better ring to it than D-Imp.

LOL absolutely!

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:24 PM

I thought they were going to name it Bob (Big 'Ornery Beast)....

Edited by Taun, 03 September 2013 - 07:24 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

Or Short Arms.

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