Tyrannosaurus rex was what paleobiologists call the “apex predator” of the latest Cretaceous period, a gigantic creature that stalked the Earth between 80 and 66 million years ago, eating what it pleased. But the T. rex didn’t start out as the 42-foot-tall, 7-ton giant we know today. Its earliest relatives were human-sized, and archaeological digs in Uzbekistan unearthed a horse-sized T. rex cousin.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan, was historically known as a center for trade in what handmade objects?
Previous answer: Polaris, better known as the North Star, is in the constellation Ursa Minor.
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