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T. rex skeleton arrives at Smithsonian

Washington, Apr 16 (EFE).- One of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever recovered has arrived at its new home in this capital: the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian on Tuesday presented its plans for that museum's new dinosaur and fossil hall, which will open in 2019 and have the nearly complete T. rex skeleton as its centerpiece.

T. rex skeleton arrives at Smithsonian

Washington, Apr 16 (EFE).- One of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever recovered has arrived at its new home in this capital: the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian on Tuesday presented its plans for that museum's new dinosaur and fossil hall, which will open in 2019 and have the nearly complete T. rex skeleton as its centerpiece.

Rare T.rex to leave Montana on road trip bound for Smithsonian

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - The rare and nearly intact skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed the earth 65 million years ago will set off from Montana on Friday on a cross-country road trip, its first, bound for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The fossil of the 38-foot-long carnivore, found on federal lands in Montana in 1988, has played a starring role in scientific research at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman since its excavation by paleontologists led by curator Jack Horner.

Scientists discover fossils of bird-like dinosaur

Washington, Mar 20 (EFE).- Scientists have found the fossilized remains of a creature they are calling the "chicken from hell," a dinosaur weighing some 225 kilograms (about 500 pounds) with sharp claws that inhabited North America some 66 million years ago, according to an article published in the journal PLOS ONE. "It was a giant raptor, but with a chicken-like head and presumably feathers," University of Utah researcher Emma Schachner said in a statement. "The animal stood about 10 feet (3.35 meters) tall, so it would be scary as well as absurd to encounter."

Scientists discover diminutive dinosaur that roamed Arctic 70 million years ago

Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that called the Arctic home 70 million years ago. Nanuqsaurus hoglundi was a — relatively — tiny cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex. The unidentified fossilized fragments of the skull and jaw were found in northern Alaska almost eight years ago, in an area known as the Kikak-Tegoseak quarry, on the North Slope close to the Yukon border.

Pint-sized tyrannosaur was king of the Arctic

A pint-sized tyrannosaur braved the frigid Arctic and feasted on fellow dinosaurs 70 million years ago, according to a report Wednesday on a new species identified from fossilized skull bones in Alaska. Scientists have crowned the fierce creature the "polar bear lizard," or Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, and they say it stood as tall as a modern man but was half the size of its very close cousin, T. rex, the "lizard king."

Calgary paleontologists discover massive, rare dino skull inside Drumheller town limits

CALGARY - A rare dinosaur skull unveiled by University of Calgary paleontologists Thursday was literally hiding in plain sight. Even with Prof. Darla Zelenitsky pointing out the eye socket of the massive pachyrhinosaur's skull, it still looked like just a giant chunk of rock. And, with it being found inside the town limits of Drumheller — billed as the dinosaur capital of the world — it probably had hundreds of prehistoric enthusiasts traipsing over it for decades before anyone noticed.

Meet the dino which terrorised tyrannosaurs

Palaeontologists on Friday announced they had uncovered the remains of one of the greatest land predators ever -- a nine-metre (30-foot) four-tonne dinosaur that stalked the planet 100 million years ago. The newly-discovered species has been called Siats meekerorum, whose first name honours a cannibalistic monster in the mythology of the Native American Ute people. A giant meat-eater, the dino lorded it even over the tyrannosaurs of the time, the scientists said.

G'day dino: Replica of Saskatchewan T. Rex on display in Australian museum

REGINA - Scotty the Saskatchewan T. Rex is about to have a new audience in Australia. A full-sized replica of the dinosaur uncovered in the Frenchman River Valley near Eastend is being shown at the Australian Museum in Sydney. The skeleton is an exact copy of the one made for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. That replica was unveiled last March at the T. Rex Discovery Centre in Eastend. The Australian exhibit showcases 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens that include a newly discovered feathery relative of T. Rex found in China.

Dueling dinosaur fossils fail to sell at New York auction

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fossils of two dinosaurs locked in a death match failed to sell at auction on Tuesday despite predictions they would fetch a record $9 million. The top bid for the dinosaur fossils was $5.5 million and did not meet the reserve price, Bonhams auction house said. Pre-sale estimates had been $7 million to $9 million.
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