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Palaeontology

Ancestor of T-rex found in China

April 23, 2009 | Comment icon 1 comment



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Fossils discovered near the city of Jiayuguan in China may reveal important clues to the evolution of Tyrannosaurus rex. It is believed the fossils represent a 'missing link' tying the carniverous behemoth to its smaller ancestors.
Fossils found in China may give clues to the evolution of Tyrannosaurus rex. Uncovered near the city of Jiayuguan, the fossil finds come from a novel tyrannosaur dubbed Xiongguanlong baimoensis. The fossils date from the middle of the Cretaceous period, and may be a "missing link", tying the familiar big T rex to its much smaller ancestors. "


Source: BBC News | Comments (1)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by waca 13 years ago
That's cool if true.


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