Officials are now waiting on toxicology results to get further information.
We hope his friends and family get some closure with this sad passing.
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Field Museum scientists have found a new "top predator" dinosaur in Utah!
This is really cool because this dino, dubbed Siats meekerorum, is a precursor to the T-Rex.
Siats was around tens of millions of years before the T-Rex and is part of the allosauroids' megaraptor subgroup. That sounds like it's an allosaurus (basically a T-rex) mixed with a giant velociraptor.
So basically just super terrifying!
At 4-tons and 30-feet-tall, Siats is the third-largest
Congrats Tyrannosaurus Rex, we just found a new member of your family!
Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have published a paper describing the new species of dinosaur: Lythronax argestes.
The name translates to the King of Gore and that's just terrifying!
One of the researchers said:
The most interesting type of science is platypus science!
Everyone knows this!
So it's super inneresting to learn that the largest platypus ever known used to roam Australia 15 million years ago!
A team of paleontologists out of the University of New South Wales in Australia found the new species, dubbed Obdurodon tharalkooschild.
The animal is now thought to have been able to grow to twice the size of a modern platypus, larger than previously estimated.
The craziest part is it's all based off of one single fossilized molar!
That's super impressive! Way to go, science!!
Check out the video (above) to learn a little bit more about this new find!
Of course Nicolas Cage has a dino skull!
OF COURSE HE DOES.
After outbidding Leonardo DiCaprio back in 2007 for the 67-million-year-old fossil in an auction, it turns out it might be an illegal import!
The skull is from a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a native to Mongolia and close relative of the T-Rex.
Nic bought the skull for
Make room, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele!
T-Rex coming through! And he's bringing his little pal, Velociraptor, too!
In case you're completely over whips, paddles, and Red Rooms of Pain, we have the perfect alternative for you, and it includes DINOSAURS. We'd like to imagine it's just Jurassic Park fan fic involving a lot of interesting sex positions with Jeff Goldblum, but alas, it's actual real erotica involving the extinct creators…
A short erotica story, named Taken By The T-Rex, by co-authors Christie Sims and Alara Branwen, have been taking the "monster sex" section of erotica by storm. (And yes, that's a real thing!)
And, in case you're not convinced yet, just look at some of the very positive reviews on Amazon! It's like garden feast for a Brachiosaurus! You know, cuz they're herbivores, and all.
One review even succinctly says the story was "not relatable," however very "accurate":