Giant prehistoric dinosaur cousin of T. rex identified

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A giant predatory theropod dinosaur, similar in size and stature to Tyrannosaurus rex, has been identified by palaeontologists.

The new dinosaur, named Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, probably stood four metres tall, was 11 metres long and weighed around six tonnes.

Like T. rex, it was a carnivore with huge powerful jaws.

It ran on strong back legs, with puny front limbs, scientists report in the journal Cretaceous Research....

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