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Portugal dino was European giant

Scientists in Portugal have identified what they think may have been the largest predator ever to roam across the European landmass.

Fossil bones from the dinosaur were pulled from a cliff at Praia da Vermelha just north of Lisbon.

Known as Torvosaurus gurneyi, this ferocious beast would have been some 10m in length and weighed perhaps 4-5 tonnes.

Christophe Hendrickx, from the New University of Lisbon, describes the creature to our correspondent Jonathan Amos.

  • 06 Mar 2014
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