New breed of Tyrannosaurus dinosaur discovered
Scientists have discovered a new breed of the Tyrannosaurus dinosaur that is believed to have roamed the arctic nearly 70 million years ago.
Fossils of the dinosaur, nicknamed the “Pygmy Tyrannosaur,” were discovered in northern Alaska in 2006, but it wasn’t identified as a new species until just recently.
Researchers say the 25-foot pygmy was first thought to be a young T-Rex but scientists realized the bones were full grown.
They think it was nearly half size because there was little food in the arctic at the time.