A large predatory therapod dinosaur similar to Tyrannosaurus rex has been discovered.
Named Zhuchengtyrannus magnus it is thought to have been four metres tall and eleven metres long while weighing six tonnes. "There is no doubt that Zhuchengtyrannus was a huge tyrannosaurine," says Dr David Hone of the University College in Dublin. "With only some skull and jaw bones to work with, it is difficult to precisely gauge the overall size of this animal."
"Tyrannosaurines are a specialised group of gigantic theropods - a group of dinosaurs that likely evolved into modern birds."
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