Tiny, duck-billed T. rex cousin identified 21 years after fossil discovered in New Mexico

Scientists have identified a new cousin to the Tyrannosaurus rex 21 years after its fossilized bones were discovered in New Mexico. Sterling Nesbitt, a paleontologist at Virginia Tech, made the find when he was just 16. The new dinosaur is called Suskityrannus hazelae, named after the Zuni word for coyote.

Nesbitt's discovery came on land once populated by the Native American tribe. The duck-billed dinosaur dates back 92 million years, about 20 million years before the T. rex stomped the Earth.