Move over T. rex, there’s a new king of the Cretaceous. A University of Alberta paleontologist was part of a team to unveil what may be one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs ever known. The U of Alberta’s Dr. Philip Currie and Professor Rodolfo Coria of the Museo Carmen Funes in Argentina have identified and named the new species ‘Mapusaurus Roseae’.
“Over the last decade, people have become increasingly aware of a group of gigantic meat-eating dinosaurs called carcharodontosaurids,” said Currie. “These animals include Giganotosaurus, which was larger than the largest-known specimen of Tyrannosaurus rex. After four years of working in a dinosaur quarry in Argentina, we discovered that we had a new species of carcharodontosaurid that we called Mapusaurus roseae.”
*Via Joseph Sobel