T-Rex Fossil Skeletal

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Riverstone Museum Collections

Name/Title

T-Rex Fossil Skeletal

Identification Date

16-06-2016

About this object

One of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived, Tyrannosaurus rex was a fierce carnivore. Scientists believe this powerful predator could eat up to 500 pounds (230 kilograms) of meat in one bite.

Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived. Everything about this ferocious predator, from its thick, heavy skull to its 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) jaw, was designed for maximum bone-crushing action.

Fossil evidence shows that Tyrannosaurus was about 40 feet (12 meters) long and about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 meters) tall. Its strong thighs and long, powerful tail helped it move quickly, and its massive 5-foot-long (1.5-meter-long) skull could bore into prey.

Type: Prehistoric
Diet: Carnivore
Size: 40 ft (12 m) long; 15 to 20 ft (4.6 to 6 m) tall

Did you know? Tyrannosaurus means "tyrant lizard."
Relative: Size relative to a bus

Measurements

Size: 40 ft (12 m) long;

15 to 20 ft (4.6 to 6 m) tall

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