T Rex’s Dino Ancestors Unearthed

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A model of a life-size Tyrannousaurus Rex
Dinosaur fossils found in China have got scientists pretty excited as they say they’ll help them learn loads more about the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Found near the city of Jiayuguan, the remains are from a type of tyrannosaur being called Xiongguanlong baimoensis.
The name may be a bit of a mouthful, but it’s thought the fossils could provide the missing link between the huge T Rex and its smaller ancestors.
They date from part of the Cretaceous period – about 100 million years ago.
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