A NEW species of meat-eating dinosaur as massive as a college bus has been unearthed.
It was as much as 35ft lengthy, 12ft tall and weighed as much as 5 tons.
Specialists consider it used its highly effective jaws filled with razor-sharp enamel to tear off items of flesh by shaking its prey.
The species has been named Protathlitis cinctorrensis — Champion of Cinctorres — after the city in jap Spain the place it was discovered.
Researcher Dr Andres Santos-Cubedo instructed journal Scientific Experiences: “The beast roamed Earth 127million years in the past.”
Protathlitis was an in depth cousin of Baryonyx — which had a crocodile-like head and whose fossils have been found in Dorking, Surrey.
It was additionally associated to Spinosaurus, the largest carnivore dinosaur ever at as much as 50ft lengthy and weighing 20 tons.
Dr Santos-Cubedo stated: “Spinosaurs appeared in Laurasia, a big space of land within the northern hemisphere, with two sub-groups of species occupying western Europe.
“They could have later migrated to Africa and Asia the place they diversified.
“In Europe, baryonychines like Protathlitis have been dominant, whereas in Africa, spinosaurines like Spinosaurus have been most considerable.”