Smaller T. rex discovered

By | September 18, 2009

Smaller T. rex discovered

This undated handout illustration provided by the journal Science shows a Raptorex. Weighing as little as 1/100th of its descendant T.Rex, Raptorex shows off its distinctive body plan of this most dominant line of predatory dinosaurs. About 125 million years ago a tiny version of Tyrannosaurus rex roamed what is now northeastern China. Tiny, that is, by T. rex standards — you still wouldn’t want to meet it face to face. Described by paleontologist Paul Sereno as ‘punk size,’ this early predator stood about 9 feet tall. It just seems small compared to the giant T. rex that evolved millions of years later and was as much as 100 times more massive.
via Smaller T. rex discovered – Yahoo! News Photos.

That little Raptorex skull with all the holes is really freaky. Makes me think it had more than two eyes!!! Yikes.

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