Was T. Rex an invasive species in North America?

Tyrannosaurus rex, king of the dinosaur age, wasn’t a North American native as many experts had previously thought, a new study suggests.  Instead, the giant tyrannosaur was likely an invasive species from Asia that dispersed into western North America once the opportunity presented itself, paleontologists said.  “It’s possible that T. rex was an immigrant species from Asia,” said study co-researcher Steve Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. But he cautioned that the finding isn’t necessarily a “slam dunk,” and that more research is needed to say for sure



Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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