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Terrible lizards is a podcast about dinosaurs with Dr David Hone and Iszi Lawrence. The podcast is aimed at grown ups but it is clean, so kids can enjoy it too.

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Jun 2, 2021

Harking back to Series 1 episode 1 (a whole year ago!) we return to the tyrannosaurs, but having devoted a whole hour to T. rex then it seemed appropriate that we should try and cover the other 30ish tyrannosaur species at some point. Rexy might be the first and foremost of all dinosaurs but has dozens of relatives that are plenty interesting too and help chart the 100 million year rise of this group from small, long armed, and little headed predators to the giant monster that people are most familiar with. Joining us for the new series if comedian Sooz Kempner @soozuk who wants to know why Tyrannosaurus gets all the love when animals like Allosaurus are every bit as interesting.

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Links:

A link to one of Dave’s old blog posts discussing the issue of tyrannosaur names: https://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/tyrannosaurus-is-a-tyrannosaur-but-not-all-tyrannosaurs-are-tyrannosaurus/

A the first of a set of Dave’s blog posts about his tyrannosaur Zhuchengtyrannus: https://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/zhuchengtyrannus-is-here/