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Tyrannosaur discovery palaeontologist's 'dream'

7 May 2014 Last updated at 12:52 BST

A new type of Tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been nicknamed "Pinocchio Rex".

The ferocious carnivore, nine metres long with a distinctive horny snout, was a cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Its skeleton was dug up in a Chinese construction site and identified by scientists at Edinburgh University, UK.

Dr Steve Brusatte, who co-wrote the study and is Chancellor's Fellow in Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, said that it would have "been quicker and more agile than a T-Rex".

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