Predatory ‘king of gore’ dinosaur discovered

6th November, 2013

A new relative of T Rex has been found in Utah, though slightly smaller than T Rex and living earlier in the late Cretacous.

Its been dubbed Lythronax argestes which means “king of gore”.

It was found together with a number of related species leading scientists to suggest that pockets of land were isolated by rising seawater at the time, leading to divergent evolution in a relatively small area.

This particular species was named “the king of gore” due to its apex predator status.

BBC: Predatory ‘king of gore’ dinosaur discovered.