Canadian Scientists Give Vicious Name To Newly Discovered T.Rex Relative

Canadian Scientists Give Vicious Name To Newly Discovered T.Rex Relative



Researchers have found out a dinosaur that is a shut relation of Tyrannosaurus rex and is nicknamed the “reaper of demise.”

The animal was 8m (26ft) prolonged and a relative of the T.rex, researchers said.

It is called “Thanatotheristes degrootorum” – the very first phrase is Greek for “reaper of death”. It is also named immediately after John and Sandra De Groot, the few who found the fossils on the shore of Bow River in Alberta, Canada.

The Discovery was created by a group of researchers from the University of Calgary and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

It is the oldest tyrannosaur species ever observed in Canada.

Darla Zelenitsky, assistant professor of dinosaur palaeobiology at the University of Calgary, told the AFP news company: “We chose a identify that embodies what this tyrannosaur was as the only known large apex predator of its time in Canada, the reaper of loss of life.”





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