Paleontologists discover two new giant dinosaur species

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14 Apr 2022 08:01 a.m.





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The top predators of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were often carnivorous dinosaurs.

And these carnivores walked on two legs, their mighty jaws lined up.

with sharp teeth

The best known species is Tyrannosaurus.

(Tyrannosaurus), Spinosaurus, and Carcharodontosaurus


A team of paleontologists discovered two new Cretaceous carnivorous dinosaur fossils or fossils of Tyrannosaurus from the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Canada; and Karsha Rodonthosaurus

from the National Geological Museum of Uzbekistan

The discovery of these two new dinosaur species, although not related.

But it has an interesting resemblance.

Both fossils have been found in Cretaceous rocks in their own regions.

After studying for several months

Paleontologists have found that each fossil turned out to be a whole new species of carnivorous dinosaur.

The team named the new species of Tyrannosaurus

Thanatotheristes degrootorum translates to "death of death." The name was inspired by the role of predators in an 80-million-year-old ecosystem and was named after the first fossil discoverer, John DeGroot. ) a cattle rancher in the Canadian state of Alberta, while the new species of Karsharodonthosaurus was named.

Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis, named after Ulugh Beg.

Science and early astronomers of Uzbekistan.

Their jaws indicate that the two species are similar in size.

Assess that from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail

Both are likely to be around 8 meters long, equivalent to the length of an average school bus.