New early Tyrannosaur sheds light on the evolution of later bone-crushing giants | AZ Big Media

The Arizona Museum of Natural History and Virginia Tech announce the discovery and publication of a mid-Cretaceous Period tyrannosaur that significantly contributes to understanding tyrannosaur evolution. The find is important because of the scarcity of mid-Cretaceous deposits worldwide. Fossils from such rare deposits offer unique insights into the ancestors of the mighty dinosaurs of the end-Cretaceous. The find is announced and described today in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. Co-discoverer and lead author of!

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