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Bizarre New Horned Tyrannosaur From Asia Described


October 5, 2009

tyrannosaur Alioramus altai A paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a new, exceptionally well-preserved fossil, Alioramus altai: a horned, gracile tyrannosaur. The new dinosuar species lived during the same time but seemed to occupy a slightly different ecological niche from its larger cousins, carnivorous bipeds Tyrannosaurus rex and Tarbosaurus. Full Story

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American Museum of Natural History

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