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From a few bone fragments and lots of imagination, reporters lit the fireworks and marching bands to spin stories for Darwin.To read the rest of this revealing article, click on "Media Go Nuts Over Alleged Tyrannosaur Missing Link". Also, try "Tyrannosaur Ancestral Tree Remains Limbless".
Whenever you see the phrase “missing link,” be prepared for a media circus. This time it’s about a horse-sized tyrannosaur fossil discovered in Uzbekistan. From 15 scattered bone fragments (7 of them vertebrae), Steven Brusatte and team have deduced it was a missing link. The find was published in PNAS; simultaneously, Brusatte crowed on The Conversation about his “Evolution Story” with a large banner of an artist’s rendition of the feathery monster walking on a beach. On cue, reporters started the drum roll and fanfare, prepared with artwork on their banners. The parade was on!