Explained: What is the Thanatotheristes, reaper of death?

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News: Scientists at the University of Calgary and Royal Tyrrell Museum have found that a dinosaur fossil, found in Alberta in Canada in 2010, belongs to a new species of tyrannosaur

Facts:

  • The scientists named the genus and species Thanatotheristes degrootorum
  • The fossil is 79 million years old and is the oldest tyrannosaur known from northern North America.