Western Digs’ Top 5 Paleontology Stories of 2013

#4. T. Rex Tooth Found in Dinosaur’s Tail Proves Tyrannosaurus Was a Predator, Study Says

Sometimes we need science to confirm what we already suspect, and whether you knew it or not, T. rex’s status as a predator has been — in some scientific circles, at least — more a suspicion than a fact.

Tyrannosaurus rex
The predator, Tyrannosaurus rex

Some paleontologists have argued that T. rex was too bulky to have been an effective predator and was instead more likely a scavenger.

But this summer, scientists said they’d found what they called “conclusive evidence that T. rex indeed engaged in predatory behavior.”

See the evidence for yourself, and join the discussion.

See #3. Did This Dino Really Dwarf Tyrannosaurs? >>

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