A new large-snouted species of dinosaur has been discovered in China and nicknamed the Pinocchio Rex, after his toothy big brother T-Rex. The amazing new find was unearthed thanks to a group of construction site workers who could hardly believe their lucky discovery.
When Edinburgh Paleontologists were finally able to examine the bones, they discovered that the nine-metre long dino's snout was 35% larger than any others in his size group. The find left experts wondering if the massive T-Rex didn't have a smaller, stealthier version kicking-butt around the dino world.
The recent "nasal crested" dinosaur discovery validates quite a few finds unearthed in Mongolia in 1976 and again in 2009. Now experts finally have evidence of a new species and are able to classify the previously unclassified dinosaurs.
This, of course, isn't the first dinosaur to be discovered this year. Nanuqsauraus, the 70-million-year-old, meat eating pipsqueak of the dinosaur world was found in Alaska this year.
The two new discoveries are timed perfectly with the recent closure of the Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall's $48 million complete facelift. Looks like the Smith will have to make room for the two newest dinos on the block.