02/13/2020 16:51 EST

University Of Calgary Researchers Uncover New Tyrannosaur Species

The tyrannosaur's nickname roughly translates to "reaper of death."

University of Calgary researchers have uncovered a new species of tyrannosaur in southern Alberta.

At 79.5 million years old, it is one of the oldest tyrannosaur species discovered in North America.

Researchers say it was eight to nine meters long and weighed about two tonnes as a full-grown adult.

Watch the video above to learn more about how scientists uncovered the new species.