Pinocchio rex dinosaur discovered

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:16 AM ET

A new breed of long-snouted tyrannosaur has been discovered in southern China, researchers say.

Named Qianzhousaurus sinensis, it has been dubbed the Pinocchio rex by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and the University of Edinburgh. It belongs to the same family as the Tyrannosaurus rex and roamed Asia during the late Cretaceous period.

The new specimen was found remarkably well-preserved in Ganzhou, China, the researchers said.


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