Scientists Report Discovery Of A New Sub-Species Of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Native To North America

Dinosaurs might be a thing of the past, by 65 million years to be exact, however their impact on the evolutionary cycle and obvious role in modern science fiction is irrefutable. They ran helter-skelter for a dominant period since their inception and the birth of living tissue on the nascent Earth. The most ruthless among the lot was the Tyrannosaur family of dinosaurs. Yes, the Tyrannosaurus Rex was only one of its kind, and there were many sub-species that varied in complexion, dimensions and geography of course. Recent scientific discoveries reveal a new sub-species of Tyrannosaurs, Daspletosaurus Horneri.

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Named after a museum curator, John Horner, Daspletosaurus Horneri which translates to “Horner’s Frightful Lizard”, is more precisely a descendant or contemporary of the Daspletosaurus Torosus. The Daspletosaurus is one of the many genera of Tyrannosaurs that have walked the Earth towards the closing end of the Cretaceous period. The Daspletosaurus Torosus was believed to be a native of the region that is now known as Alberta, Canada. It’s youngest and biologically closest relative, the Daspletosaurus Horneri has been estimated to be a native of what is now Montana. The latter left its last footprints on the globe some 75-74 million years ago. Given the geographic proximity it has been estimated that the D.Horneri could be a strayed section of D.Torosus that eventually evolved into D.Horneri’s. Dr. Thomas Carr, a paleontologist at Carthage College confirmed the above in a recent report.

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