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NOVA: Bigger Than T.rex

Dinosaur fossil outside museum in Erfoud, Morocco.
Courtesy of WGBH
Dinosaur fossil outside museum in Erfoud, Morocco.

Airs Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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Fossils of the Cretaceous

See the perfectly preserved fossils of feathered dinosaurs and other creatures that lived 130 million years ago.

"Bigger Than T.rex" - Almost a century ago, paleontologists found fossil bones from a dinosaur that was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Spinosaurus fossils were destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. Now, the discovery of new bones in Morocco is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore, a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail, scimitar-like claws and super jaws. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology and paleobotany, this special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.

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