Mini 1/3 Size Of T-Rex Species Discovered In Alaska

March 13, 2014


Meet Nanuqsaurus, a miniature cousin of the t-rex that roamed northern Alaska some 70-million years ago. Roaming northern Alaska now? SASQUATCH.

While this has been called a dwarf or pygmy in some quarters, it is hardly small with an estimated size of around 5 m in total length (though based on very fragmentary remains). It may be a surprise to learn there are small tyrannosaurs out there - attention does tend to focus on the giants like Tyrannosaurus, but their forebears were rather smaller.

Five to seven meters total length? That sounds like a great size for a pet. Because unlike an actual t-rex, you won't run out of neighbors to feed it so quickly. Plus its still a decent enough size to ride into battle. And you know how I feel about doing battle! "You love it." It is one of my greatest passions. Second only to nipples.

Thanks to Antoine, who agrees its high time Jurassic Park becomes reality. I'm not getting any younger.

  • asdfadfs

    I am very much not a fan of the row of share buttons

  • asdfadfs

    oh...discovered DEAD in disappointing

  • Altior

    How do they know this thing had hair/feathers? Seriously. XD

  • asdfadfs

    its something of the fashion to depict dinosaurs this way, they knew that some had protofeathers, therefore raptors had pink mohawks and blue pinions dangling from their arms with a birdtail on the tip of their lizard tail
    and this trex had backhair a neckbeard and male pattern baldness

  • kevin

    I dont like the've started o add feathers to Dinosaurs. Fuck it, there lizards, and always will be. Giant birds just doesnt sound cool.

  • Where lizards?

  • dougfunnay

    youre telling me a 40ft long angry bald chicken isnt shit your pants material?

  • kevin

    Im saying that if that were the case, KFC would have some mega PopCorn Chicken. When was the last time you had lizard for lunch?

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