Another skeleton in the T-rex closet

by Anonymous on Nov. 05th, 2009

Tyrannosaurus rex: "Jane" of the Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois.
Tyrannosaurus rex: "Jane" of the Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois.Courtesy Mark Ryan
Several weeks ago the discovery of Raptorex, a scaled-down early relative of Tyrannosaurus rex from the Early Cretaceous, was making news. Now, another even older ancestor of the Tyrant King is doing the same thing. Proceratosaurus was unearthed in Gloucestershire, England in the early 1900s, and long misidentified as a species of Megalosaurus from the Middle Jurassic. But recent CT scans of the skull have revealed it is instead an ancient ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex. Read about it here.

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