Meaning – Tyrannosaurus rex means “tyrant lizard king”
Named By – Henry Fairfield Osborn
When Named – 1905
What did the Tyrannosaurus Rex eat?
Carnivore (meat-eater) – T. rex ate large dinosaurs, like Triceratops
How big was the Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Length – 40 feet long
Height – 15 to 20 feet tall
Weight – 5 to 7 tons
When did the Tyrannosaurus Rex live?
Late Cretaceous period, about 85-65 million years ago
Where did the Tyrannosaurus Rex live?
Where have fossils from the Tyrannosaurus Rex been found?
What was Found – About 30 incomplete T. rex fossils have been found. One T. rex footprint has been found, in an undisclosed location in New Mexico, USA. Fossilized T.rex dung has also been found.
Who Found the Fossils – The first T. rex was first found by Barnum Brown in 1902.
Where – The first T. rex was found in Hell Creek, Montana, USA, North America.
What is the classification of the Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Species T. rex
Interesting facts about the Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus rex’s arms were only about 3 feet long, and it had 2-fingered hands.
T. rex had cone-shaped, serrated teeth that were continually replaced.