Mini T. rex

Scientists have unearthed a dinosaur skeleton that looks like a person-sized Tyrannosaurus rex.

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM September 23, 2009

Although considerably smaller, the skull and 8-inch-long forelimb of the newly discovered Raptorex share many uncanny features with those of a full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex.

Although considerably smaller, the skull and 8-inch-long forelimb of the newly discovered Raptorex share many uncanny features with those of a full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex.

From top: Paul Sereno; Mike Hettwer

Among dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex may be the most familiar. At 20 feet tall and twice that long from snout to tail, this beast was no doubt a scary sight to any smaller animals that crossed its path. It had a large head, strong legs and tiny arms, and T. rex was one of the fiercest dinos...

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