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Killer Dinosaur Older than T Rex Discovered in Utah, Roamed Earth 100 Million Years Ago

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posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 09:32 PM
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The new killer dinosaur has been named Siats meekerorum, (SEE'-otts MEE-ke-ROH'-ruhm) after a man-eating monster of legend from Utah's Ute tribe, and a family that has donated to the Field Museum.



The tyrannosaurs or T. rex as its commonly called, has been well known for being a massive carnivorous dinosaur that walked the Earth some 98 million years ago. It even debuted in Jurassic Park, striking fear wherever he went. Now a new discovery has been made of a killer dinosaur that roamed in what is now Utah some 100 million years ago.

Researchers from the Field Museum in Chicago and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh announced the finding Friday in the journal Nature Communications.

According to the research report, this gigantic creature was estimated to be more than 30 feet high and weigh over 3 tons, making it the third largest creature ever discovered in North America. Researchers say the killer dinosaur could have been even larger than this as the bones found are believed to belong to a juvenile.


"It's not only a new cool dinosaur, but from my perspective, it alters our picture of the entire ecosystem of that time," said Peter Roopnarine, an ancient ecologies expert and curator at the California Academy of Sciences, according to Wired.



The discovery of Siats fills an important gap in knowledge, said paleontologists Lindsay Zanno of N.C. State University and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and Peter Makovicky of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History who found the ancient animal.

And the researchers think that next year, they may have another new species discovered, if their findings are correct.

Can't wait and see....



edit on 22-11-2013 by snarky412 because: add picture




posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 11:26 PM
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Predatory Dinosaurs prior to T-Rex?

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Any thoughts?



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 01:01 AM
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Kashai
Predatory Dinosaurs prior to T-Rex?

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Any thoughts?





Thanks for the link

Wonder if he was at the top of the food chain during this era or was there another 'Top Dawg' that reined during that time period.

The bones found are believed to be from a juvenile, so wonder how big they got when full grown?



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 01:52 AM
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Another article with more to add:

Newfound Giant Dinosaur Ruled Before T. Rex

Allosaurus cousin was top predator 98 million years ago



The recently discovered dinosaur may have weighed more than four tons and stretched nearly the length of a school bus.
The bones found are thought to be that from a young dinosaur, not full grown.


"Similar to a previously discovered dinosaur called Neovenator, Siats would have sported a pointier, less blocky head than the big tyrannosaurs, and had relatively long, three-clawed arms, rather than short ones like those made famous by T. rex."



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