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A "cousin of the dinosaur T. rex" was discovered in Britain

Next to the Eutyranus skeleton is a skeleton of a carnivore - a plant-eating waldosaurus


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A completely new species of predatory dinosaur, a "cousin" of the Tyrannosaurus rex, was discovered on the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, south of the city of Portsmouth. This is one of the most significant archaeological finds discovered in Britain.

Aeotyranus langi - named after Gwynn Lang, a local collector who found the first bone - was a 4.572 meter high carnivorous taropod that lived during the Cretaceous period, about 120 to 125 million years ago.
The bones of the dinosaur, which were discovered on the edge of a cliff near the village of Bridgestone near Newport, caused great excitement among scientists from around the world, as the findings complete a missing link in the evolutionary chain of the T-Rex and other predators that appeared at a later time. From the findings, it appears that the Eutyranus was probably one of the ancestors of the T-Rex.

Among other things, the scientists speculate that the Eutyranus is also a relative of the velociraptor - a predatory dinosaur made famous in the movie "Jurassic Park". Some members of the research team suggested that all three dinosaurs - Eutyranus, T. rex and Velorkiaptor - evolved in the late Jurassic period 140 million years ago, from an unknown species of small carnivorous dinosaur, similar to Velociraptor.

The skeleton of Eutyranus Langi was found next to another skeleton of a plant-eating dinosaur from the same period - Holdosaurus, a species that was eaten by carnivorous dinosaurs. The Eutyranus skeleton is one of four carnivorous dinosaur skeletons found intact in Britain.

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