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Fossils of giant T. Rex-like dinosaur discovered in Portugal




Reconstruction of Torvosaurus gurneyi in lateral view.
Reconstruction of Torvosaurus gurneyi in lateral view.
artwork by Scott Hartman; drawing of man by Carol Abraczinskas, University of Chicago

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Meet Torvosaurus Gurneyi, but you can call him by his first initial, T.

He's about 30 feet long with giant razor sharp teeth and he was the biggest carnivore ever to roam Europe. Researchers identified the dinosaur in the most recent issue of the journal Plos One.

Here to tell us more is Brian Switek, who blogs about all things dinosaurs for National Geographic.