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Scientists discover new dinosaur species

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(WECT) - Torvosaurus Gurneyi, a new species of dinosaur identified by scientists in Portugal, may have been one of the largest predators to ever roam Europe.

It is believed to have lived 150 million years ago, in the late Jurassic period.

It was about 32-feet-long and had four-inch-long, blade-shaped teeth.

Scientists originally thought the bones they were studying belonged to Torvosaurus Tanneri, a related species that lived in North America around the same time, but on closer inspection, they discovered the bones belonged to a new species.

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