Tiny T-rex fossil found

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 November, 2009, 12:00am

Experts have unearthed a tiny fossil which is the T-rex's oldest known relative.

The find suggests the T-rex was very small before it evolved into a giant killing machine.

The fossil has a similar skull and the same banana-shaped teeth as the modern T-rex.

The skull also has big windows for more muscles.


The fossil was found in Gloucestershire. It had a tiny horn on its nose. The dinosaur lived 170 million years ago. T-rex ruled the earth about 85 million years to 65 million years ago.