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                                                       T Rex Facts

T Rex was one of the greatest predators that ever lived on our planet. The term Tyrannosaurus Rex has been derived from a Greek word that means ‘King Tyrant Lizard’. They lived in the late Cretaceous period about 65 to 70 million years ago. T Rex was originally known as Manospondylus. Later it was named as Tyrannosaurus Rex by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1905. They belonged to the Tyrannosauroidea family. They lived in an area of the earth that is now known as western North America. Fossils are found in western North America from Alberta to Texas. They had the largest tooth of any carnivorous dinosaur found to this date.

Quick Facts: –

  • The first partial skeleton of a T Rex was discovered by fossil hunter Barnum Brown in 1902.
  • These dinosaurs were about 40 feet long and 15 to 20 feet tall with strong thighs, strong and powerful tail, and 5 feet long skull.
  • They had conical, serrated teeth that were used to pierce and grip the prey.
  • This ferocious predator could eat up to 500 pounds of meat in one single bite.
  • It had relatively small arms that had two clawed fingers. These arms were extremely powerful.
  • It has the strongest bite of any land animal that ever lived with a force up to 12,814 pounds.
  • The largest and most complete skeleton of T Rex which was ever found was discovered by Sue Hendrickson. It was also nicknamed Sue.
  • T Rex primarily fed upon herbivorous dinosaurs including Edmontosaurus and Triceratops.
  • It has forward pointing eyes and a pointed head shape that gave it excellent binocular vision.
  • This dinosaur weighed between 8 and 9.5 tons.
  • Till now, more than 50 different T Rex Specimens have been discovered.
 

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