The newly discovered species of a winged tyrannosaurus has been found in the region of Rio Negro, Patagonia and has been named Bicentenaria. It is a smaller version of previously discovered dinosaur remains; it shapes up to just 2.5 – 3m in length with a long and slim body. The Bicentenaria was thought to be and ancestor of the existing birds living on earth today. Scientists have concluded that it was a carnivorous animal and is believed to have hunted smaller dinosaurs due to its large curved teeth and long claws.
The acclaimed paleontologist Fernando Novas reported, “The Bicentenaria isn’t one of the biggest dinosaurs, it is approximately 2.50 meters (8 feet) long, but it is part of a group that ends up with the origins of gigantic creatures like Tyrannosaurs and others that aren’t so big like the Velociraptor and ultimately those feathered dinosaurs with long arms but that are actually quite small which are birds.
This means that the Bicentenaria is a distant ancestor that at the end of the bridge leads to birds. So we are seeing the great great grandfather of birds”
The 90 million year old remains are now on display in the Natural Science Museum in Buenos Aires.