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Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Science |

They discover new dinosaur and call it “Sauron”

A group of researchers found a new species of bipedal dinosaur that lived in Africa 95 million and was as big as the Tyrannosaurus Rex. A new species decided to call it “Sauron” (as the evil antagonist of the books of JRR Tolkien). In fact, its scientific name is: Sauroniops pachytholus or what is the same: “Eye of Sauron”.

The sample fossil found that passing a portion of the skull above the eyes of the dinosaur, unlike other species such as Carcharodontosaurus (shark tooth reptile) Sauron had a dome-shaped protuberance projecting from the head.

Andrea Clau, leader of the research team commented: “The idea of a predator that physically we know only by his fierce eye reminded me of Sauron, in particular the way in which they show the films of Peter Jackson ‘

Unfortunately, there is no data yet on this new dinosaur species, researchers still fail to decipher the meaning of this bulge and is, in other dinosaurs, such formations were only ornamental.

Link: New dinosaur named after Sauron from Lord of the Rings (io9)

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