It turns out Tyrannosaurus rex, the big, dumb badass of the Cretaceous Period, had a shorter cousin. Palaeontologists have identified the skull and jaw bones of a newly discovered breed they're calling Zhuchengtyrannus magnus—which is Latin for "Tyrant from Zhucheng," the Chinese province where the fossils were found.
Like its taller relative, Z.mag also had puny, useless arms and massive legs—the better to chase down pedestrians with when it's eventually re-animated by genetic engineers and breaks out of its habitat at the Bronx Zoo's ill-fated "Zhuchengtyrannus magnus Comes Alive!" exhibit. Get this guy a Twitter feed! [BBC]