Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Paleontologists introduce the mini T-rex

Over the past couple months I have learned quite a bit about dinosaurs in preparation for our presentation of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular at the St. Pete Times Forum, Oct. 14-18.

Apparently Paleontologists in China are learning something new too. A recent dig has unearthed a tiny ancestor to the Tyrannosurus rex. It is believed this new tiny T-rex, named the Raptorex, lived 125 million years ago which would be approximately 35 million years before the T-rex we all know and love.
*** Photo is from WALKING WITH DINOSAURS- The Arena Spectacular.

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