Small ‘cousins’ of T. rex may actually have been growing teenagers

Fossil analyses suggest that Nanotyrannus wasn’t a diminutive kin of the more famous behemoth


A dinosaur called Nanotyrannus (left in this illustration), once thought to be a smaller cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex (right), was probably a juvenile T. rex, a new study suggests.

Julius T. Csotonyi

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