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The New T. Rex: A Leech With An Affinity For Noses

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The new T. rex has ferociously large teeth lining a single jaw. But its length is less than 2 inches. Tyrannobdella rex, which means tyrant leech king, is a new species of blood sucker that lives in the remote parts of the Upper Amazon. Although its regular host remains unknown, it was discovered three years ago in PerĂº when a 44.5 millimeter leech was plucked from the nose of a girl who had recently been bathing in a river.

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