In the early 1980s, a tyrannosaurus skull of a previously unidentified species was discovered. After further research, some experts believe that it is a new species, while others disagree. This conclusion was made by an American research team after they re-evaluated a partial tyrannosaurus skull that was originally thought to belong to Tyrannosaurus rex. The skull is currently in the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and was found to have differences from other tyrannosaurs.
The newly discovered species, Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis, is believed to have lived millions of years before the Tyrannosaurus rex and was roughly 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 is 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 argue that there are no significant differences between Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis and other known species and question its validity as a new species. Despite these disagreements, evidence for Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis suggests that it may be a distinct new species with unique characteristics.
The discovery highlights how much we still need to learn about one of history’s most famous creatures. With continued research and analysis, we may be able to uncover even more fascinating details about this ancient predator’s life and behavior.
In summary, the discovery of Tyrannosaurus mcraeensis raises questions about the evolutionary history of tyrannosaurs. While not all researchers are convinced that it is a new species, evidence suggests that it may be distinct from other known tynanosaurs due to its size, age and unique characteristics on its skull which could change our understanding on how they lived millions of years ago.