Tiny T-rex fossil found | South China Morning Post
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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.

Background

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.

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