For those interested in archeology but think that everything has been discovered, take note. The bones of a dinosaur was recently unearthed here in the middle of dinosaur country and it took almost a decade to find. National Geographics is celebrating the find in their article: ‘New tiny tyrannosaur helps show how T. rex got big.’ “We’ve been hunting in this area for 10 years, and these are the only bones of this animal we’ve ever recovered,” shares Lindsay Zanno, paleontologist at North Carolina State University and lead author of a paper describing the research. “It takes teams a very, very long time and an awful lot of luck.” The team was searching Cedar Mountain Formation when they found teeth and a hind limb. It is called Moros Intrepidus, which means “harbinger of doom”, and is a small tyrannosaurs.
At about 3 to 4
feet tall at the hip and being 96 million years old it is thought to be a evolutionary link to the T-Rex.
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