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02 October 2015

Revisiting Evil Dinosaurs

Drumheller, Sebastian Bergmann
Due to the fact that Halloween falls in October , and in concordance with the fact that we have been discussing devilish dinosaurs, we shall discuss another terrifying sounding dinosaur this week. This week is going to be a revisitation of a dinosaur that was discussed around New Year's 2012. That dinosaur was a rather fearsome looking theropod named Gorgosaurus libratus. The unwritten rule with rehashing old dinosaurs is that they had to have been written about years ago and that new findings or continued interest in the animal warrants more writings. In the case of Gorgosaurus, the information and interest in this dinosaur has always been monumentally high. There are many reasons for this. One is that the dinosaur is a large theropod of the Late Cretaceous of North America; making it a favorite of many kids and adults that love dinosaurs. Another is that it was a fearsome looking predator, which tends to inspire awe and amazement. The name of this dinosaur means Dreadful lizard" and it was quite dreadful to its prey and even rival theropod dinosaurs.

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