Alberta researchers identify new Canadian Tyrannosaur species

Researchers at the University of Calgary and the Royal Tyrrell Museum recently announced that they had identified a new tyrannosaur species, a first in more than 50 years.

Jared Voris, a researcher working on his Ph.D. in Paleontology at the University of Calgary, was examining skull fragments at the Royal Tyrell Museum when he made the discovery.

When asked by Global News, Voris said he noticed features in the skull fragment that were not prominent in other tyrannosaur specimens. This led to several smaller discoveries of other never-seen-before features. The new species is named Thanatotheristes degrootorum, which combines the Greek word for “Reaper of Death” with the name of a southern Alberta couple, the DeGroots who originally found the fossil fragments along the shores of the Bow River, west of Medicine Hat, Alberta in 2010.

–Brandon Pham

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