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Tyrannosaurus

T. Rex's cousin had feathers

An early cousin of the tyrannosaurus grew to the size of a bus but was covered in fur-like feathers like those found on chickens, according to fossils unearthed by palaeontologists in northeast China.

Friday, 6 April, 2012, 12:00am

When Flea-Rex was pain in the neck for T-Rex

Dinosaurs were pestered by bites from blood-sucking giant fleas that left them in serious pain, according to fossil records found and studied by mainland and overseas scientists.

Unlike the annoying insects today that jump around and give dogs fits, the Jurassic-era fleas of 150 million years ago were huge by comparison and had serrated mouths.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tiny T-rex fossil found

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.

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9 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Icy laughs keep on coming

With an incredible storyline, and amazing visual and sound effects, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is one of the funniest movies of the year.

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

DOCUMENTARY WATCH

Valley of The T-Rex

World, 9pm

28 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

DOCUMENTARY WATCH

Man's Heritage: Iguanas - Living Like Dinosaurs

Pearl, 9pm

31 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Move over T Rex - it's the big guy

The remains of a meat-eating dinosaur thought to have weighed three tonnes more than the star of Jurassic Park have gone on display The Giganotosaurus - a dinosaur that roamed South America about 100 million years ago and may have been the biggest meat-eater known - has made its North American debut at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

26 May 1997 - 12:00am

Godzilla's grandfather stalked prehistoric HK

Jurassic Park, move over. The discovery that south Asia was the stomping ground of the grand-daddy of the feared Tyrannosaurus Rex suggests the world's most famous dinosaur could have spent some of its evolutionary years in Hong Kong.

20 Jun 1996 - 12:00am