New Tyrannosaur species announced

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  1. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Link. Apparently this critter is an earlier relative of T. Rex, with the grim name of "Thanatos," short for "thanatotheristes degrootorum" or The Reaper of Death. This would have been an apex predator in its range.
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    Thanatos is inevitable.
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    14 million years before T. Rex.
    Easy to say, hard to fathom.
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  4. The Night Funky

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    IIRC, stegosaurus lived closer to our time than they did to T. Rex.
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  5. Lanzman

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    Other way around. T. Rex was at the end of the Cretaceous, while Stegasauroids were middle-Jurassic animals.
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  6. The Night Funky

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    I knew it was something like that.
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    Stole it from old republic!
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    And the spikes on the tail are named thagomizer after a term coined by Gary Larson, for his The Far Side comic.

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