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New pigmy breed of T-Rex identified

nanuqsaurus hoglundi polar bear lizard perot museum pigmy breed tyrannosaurus rex arctic

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Paleontologists have discovered the head of a new pigmy breed of Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed the Arctic more than 70 million years ago.

The remains of Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, or polar bear lizard, were dug up in 2006, but it is only now that a team from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Texas has managed to identify it as a new species.

http://www.theregist...undi_in_arctic/

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

Is it just me or are there an awful lot of previously unknown species being discovered these days?  (in the last few years)


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:46 PM



Hope it's not another case of... ^


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:17 AM

View PostEldorado, on 14 March 2014 - 05:49 PM, said:

Is it just me or are there an awful lot of previously unknown species being discovered these days?  (in the last few years)
  Pop along to Celtic Park and you can see loads of lizards (some fossilised) you can even dig up the pitch if no one is looking, hehe.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:46 AM

View PostTheSpoonyOne, on 14 March 2014 - 11:46 PM, said:



Hope it's not another case of... ^

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At first it was thought that the find was a juvenile T-Rex, but the bone formation indicated that the dinosaur was fully mature at the time of its death.

So no. Interesting video though :tu:


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:24 AM

Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, as in "Nanook of the North" the 1922 movie about an Inuit family? People seem to have a lot of fun with the binomial naming system. Carl Linnaeus himself used to name plants after genitalia (for example: Clitoria, Amorphophallus) to shock the prudish of his day.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:12 AM

Awseome they should call it little Rex lol.





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