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Move Over T. Rex, Rajasaurus Is Here

India's very own T.Rex
India's very own T.Rex

Rajasaurus, anyone?

India's native dinosaur discovered as recently as the early 2000s has been fittingly given an Indian name: Rajasaurus narmadensis, or "regal reptile of the Narmada," is a predator that lived roughly 65 million years ago, a Smithsonian Mag story recently notes.

Rajasaurus belongs to the sub-family of the wicked carnivorous Tyrannosaurus Rex, star of many a Jurassic Park movie.

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Central India's Narmada River where fossils of Rajasaurus have been found — Photo: Ssriram mt

Last month, a study published in the journal Nature found that the dinosaur family tree could be in for a "colossal shakeup."

"The longstanding division of dinosaurs into "bird-hipped" species including Stegosaurus and their "lizard-hipped" counterparts such as Brachiosaurus andTyrannosaurus rex may no longer be valid," the article noted.

The study is likely to excite paleontologists the world over ...

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