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Sun, 12th Apr 2015

Evidence of dinosaur cannibalism

Daspletosaurus (c) Dmitry Bogdanov

Evidence has been published this week in PeerJ that a type of dinosaur fell victim to occasional cannibalism. Daspletosaurus was a member of the tyrannosaurs group, and relative of the famous T. rex. A skull was found to have scratches matching the teeth of a predator around the same size, leading researchers to conclude that they did occasionally have the odd snack on one another. Georgia Mills spoke to Dave Hone, from Queen Mary, University of London, to find out more.

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