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Feathered tyrannosaur unearthed in northeast China

04 Apr

Carnivorous, nine metres long and ‘downright shaggy’ | News | National Post.

More at the link, but here’s a tidbit from the article about this feathered T-Rex.

A giant feathered tyrannosaur has been unearthed in China, the largest creature — living or extinct — known to sport a downy coat.

The carnivore, which grew up to nine metres long, likely looked “downright shaggy,” Corwin Sullivan, a Canadian paleontologist on the team that unveiled the creature, said on Wednesday.

Three specimens of the dinosaur, which the scientists have called Yutyrannus huali for “beautiful feathered tyrant,” have been uncovered in northeastern China.

One was an adult estimated to have weighed 1.414 tonnes, 40 times bigger than any previously found feathered dinosaur. And two juveniles tipped the scales at about half a tonne.

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