A TERRIFYING cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex with huge claws and razor teeth has been discovered.
The elephant-sized creature lived 80million years ago — and was “among the top predators”, scientists said.
Smaller than a T-Rex, it has been named Llukalkan aliocranianus or “one who causes fear”.
Dr Federico Gianechini, of University of San Luis, Argentina, said the local find was a “particularly important discovery”.
He added: “It suggests the diversity and abundance of abelisaurids were remarkable – not only across Patagonia, but also in more local areas during the dinosaurs’ twilight period.”
Like T-Rex, it had huge jaws which crushed its prey with a very powerful bite.
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The shape of its skull suggests it was a particularly skilled hunter.
It had exceptionally good hearing, even better than T-Rex.
But at more than 16 feet long, the new species would have been dwarfed by its cousin – which reached over 40 feet.
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