AKSARA KHATULISTIWA – Discoveries about dinosaurs are always interesting to follow.
Based on the results of the latest research, scientists and experts from the branch of paleontology have found a shark-toothed dinosaur.
About 90 million years ago, giant apex predators — meat-eating dinosaurs with teeth like jagged sharks — roamed what is now Uzbekistan, according to a new study of giant jawbones.
This 26-foot (8-meter) long beast weighs 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms), making it longer than the African elephant and heavier than the bison .
Researchers named it Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis, after Ulugh Beg, the 15th-century astronomer, mathematician, and sultan of what is now Uzbekistan.
What surprised scientists was that the dinosaur was much larger – twice as long and more than five times heavier – than the previously known apex predator of its ecosystem: a Tyrannosaurus Rex.