Tyrannosaurus Rex, also known as T-Rex, is one of the most iconic predatory dinosaurs. It lived about 68 to 66 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous in what is now North America. It was one of the largest dinosaurs, reaching a length of about 12-15 meters, a height of 5-6 meters and a weight of several tons. It had a massive skull with huge teeth, short front limbs with three toes, long hind limbs and a powerful tail. It was a predator, hunting other dinosaurs and animals. Its importance in dinosaur history and visual image make it one of the most recognizable prehistoric creatures.
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- Name: Tyrannosaurus Rex, also known as T-Rex, is a species of predatory dinosaur whose Latin name means "king of the tyrants."
- Period of occurrence: T-Rex lived about 68 to 66 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous, in areas of present-day North America.
- Size: Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs, reaching a length of about 12-15 meters, a height of about 5-6 meters and a weight of several tons.
- Construction: The T-Rex had a massive physique, long hind limbs, short front limbs with three-fingered hands, a large skull with powerful jaws armed with huge teeth.
- Diet: T-Rex was a carnivore, hunting various other dinosaurs and animals. Its powerful jaws and teeth allowed it to tear apart the meat of its victims.
- Speed and movement: Despite its massive build, the T-Rex could be relatively fast and reach speeds of up to about 20-25 km/h.
- Brain: The T-Rex's brain size was proportionally small compared to its huge body. Nevertheless, research suggests it may have had some thinking abilities.
- Position in the food chain: The T-Rex was one of the top predators in its ecosystem, but was probably not at the top of the food chain. There was evidence that other predators, such as species of tyrannosaurid dinosaurs, may also have preyed on the T-Rex.
- Discovery: The first T-Rex fossils were discovered in the United States in the late 19th century. Since then, many other fossils of this dinosaur have been found.
- Pop Culture: Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the most iconic dinosaurs and frequently appears in movies, books, computer games and other media. His image is inextricably associated with the dinosaur era.
- King of the tyrannosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex has been dubbed the "King of Tyrannosaurs" due to its powerful build and status as one of the largest predators in history.
- Almost complete skeleton: In 1990, a nearly complete skeleton of a T-Rex named "Sue" was discovered. This skeleton is one of the best preserved and largest finds of this dinosaur.
- Egg nests: In the 1990s, T-Rex egg nests were discovered in Montana in the United States. This indicates that these large predators also took care of their eggs.
- An incomplete T-Rex tooth: In 2019, a tiny fragment of a T-Rex tooth was found embedded in a male cat's vertebrae in the Montana area, suggesting that the T-Rex may have even hunted smaller wild cats.
- T-Rex bats: According to scientists, the T-Rex skeleton may have been similar to that of a bat, in terms of limb proportions, suggesting that it may have been able to run fast.
- Sulfuric acid precipitation: Scientists have discovered that sulfuric acid precipitation from volcanic eruptions fell on Earth during the period when the T-Rex was alive. This may have affected the climate and ecosystem.
- Fin on the tail: In 2017, scientists concluded that the T-Rex may have had fatty tissue on its tail, which would have given it a slightly more massive appearance.
- Traces of struggle: Traces of fighting have been found in some T-Rex fossils, suggesting that these giant predators got into conflicts with each other.
- Young T-Rexes were more maneuverable: Scientists indicate that younger T-Rex individuals were more agile and active than older ones, which may have relied on strategies to surprise their prey.
- Age: Estimates suggest that the T-Rex may have lived as long as about 30 years, a long lifespan for a dinosaur.