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The king is dead.

*** Skull unveiled of largest predator dinosaur

Scientists Friday unveiled the reconstructed skull of the largest
species of meat-eating dinosaur ever found, cementing its reputation
as "an absolutely terrifying predatory machine." The dagger-toothed
dinosaur, named Giganotosaurus carolinii, was an estimated 45-47 feet
long and weighed 7.7-8.8 tons when it lived some 97 million years ago,
said its discoverer, Argentine paleontologist Rodolpho Coria. That is
about five feet longer and two tons heavier than the previous king of
dinosaur predators, Tyrannosaurus Rex. For the full text story, see