NC, Chicago scientists announce discovery of a huge predatory dinosaur

Raleigh News & ObserverNovember 22, 2013 

RALEIGH — Scientists based in Raleigh and Chicago have discovered a new species of predatory dinosaur that was so dominant it apparently suppressed the rise of tyrannosaurs for millions of years.

Paleontologists Lindsay Zanno of N.C. State University and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and Peter Makovicky of Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History found a partial skeleton of the giant carnivore, Siats meekerorum, in central Utah and worked with teams that excavated it over the course of two summer expeditions. They detailed the discovery Friday in the online journal Nature Communications.

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