GES alum Jared Voris ('16) discovers & names new tyrannosaur

Jared Voris, a Department alumnus ('16) and now University of Calgary PhD student, discovered and named a new genus and species of tyrannosaur. Thanatotheristes degrootorum, the newly-recognized tyrannosaurid, is about 12 million years older than the famous Tyrannosaurus rex. Jared's work is making a big splash, and you can see a video of him describing the discovery on CTV news and learn about the find's broader context in the New York Times,  National Geographic, or the Smithsonian Magazine. Great work, Jared!

An artist's representation of the new tyrannosaur
Published: Feb 17, 2020 9:29am