In the early 1980s, a partial skull of an unidentified species of tyrannosaurus was discovered. After further research by an American team, some experts have concluded that it is a new species while others disagree. This conclusion was made after the skull was re-evaluated and found to have differences from other tyrannosaurs. The skull, now in the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, is believed to belong to a new species, named Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis.
The newly discovered species is believed to have lived several million years before the Tyrannosaurus rex and was about the same size as it. This discovery has changed our understanding of the origin and evolution of tyrannosaurs. The differences in the skull suggest that its eating and mating habits were different from those of the more famous Tyrannosaurus rex.
This discovery challenges previous theories about the evolution of tyrannosaurs as this newly discovered species was found to be larger than other tyrannosaurs and originated in southern North America. However, not all researchers are convinced that it is a new species citing the extensively studied and well-known nature of tyrannosaur species as a reason for skepticism. Some researchers raise concerns about the differences cited in the skull and their implications for age and origin of tyrannosaurs. Despite these disagreements, evidence for this newly discovered species is more comprehensive than previous alleged discoveries of new tyrannosaurs.
Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis has been described as having a smaller head relative to its body size compared to other known tyrannosaurs such as T. rex or Albertasaurus serratus. Its teeth were also less curved than those seen in other tyrannosaurs.
The discovery has sparked interest among scientists who are eager to learn more about this newfound creature’s behavior, diet, and habitat preferences.
The existence of this new species also raises questions about how diverse the population of tyrannosaurs was during their time on Earth.
The study’s lead author said that they believe that this find will provide scientists with valuable insights into how these ancient creatures evolved over time.
Overall, this discovery marks a significant milestone in our understanding of one of history’s most iconic predators, shedding light on their diversity and complexity.
In conclusion, while there may be some disagreements among researchers about whether Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis is indeed a new species or just another variation within existing populations