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Dinosaurs in the Arctic?

Fossils of a carnivorous dinosaur have been found in the Canadian Arctic - high above the Arctic Circle.

Hans Larsson, a Canadian paleontologist, found the bones of a tyrannosaur on Bylot Island, off the northern tip of Baffin Island.

This beast would have been huge - perhaps up to 10 meters / 33 feet long and weighing as much as 2,500 kg / 5,500 pounds - with razor sharp teeth and claws. If polar bears had been around 70 million years ago, they would have had to give up their title of "largest land predator".

This is the first time any evidence has been found to put these predatory dinosaurs at such a high latitude. The Arctic was a very different place then - Bylot Island was forested - but a lot can happen in 70 million years.

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