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Bigger Is Not Always Better: Smaller Cousin To T-Rex Found In Alaska

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Updated 03/14/2014 7:42pm
Bigger Is Not Always Better: Smaller Cousin To T-Rex Found In Alaska
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Lara Meier

Staff Writer


Disnoaur geeks: Attention, please! A new race of dinosaur has been found in Alaska. In 2006, paleontologists found fossils of this new member of the Pygmy Tyrannosaur family as they were preparing for a dig. However, they did not discover more about the species until recently. The Nunqsaurus Hoglundi (NH) happens to be related to one of the most famous and infamous dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. They both share a similar shape in the ridges on their heads, which helped lead the paleontologists to the conclusion that they were some sort of relation, possibly cousins. The NH was supposedly one of the many dinosaurs, who ate plant-eating dinosaurs. Surprisingly, the NH is very small in comparison to the other dinosaurs in its family. It weighed somewhere around 1,000 pounds and was about 25 feet long. Scientists are still not sure why the NH was so small. But they have noticed that dinosaurs that lived closer to the poles tended to be larger. Interviewed people definitely want to know more about this animal and what other species have existed. To find out more about the NH, go here.

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