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People often list the T. However, to be scientifically precise about it, the T. The first documented Tyrannosaurus rex fossils were discovered in Montana by paleontologist Barnum Brown, who would find more T.
Brown worked for the American Museum of Natural History, and the director of the museum, Henry Fairfield Osborn, is the one who gave the giant dinosaur its name in Tyrannosaurus rex fossils have been found in the northwestern United States and parts of Canada.
Based on fossil evidence, Tyrannosaurus rex grew to an average of 40 feet long and 12—15 feet tall, weighing an average of 14,—18, pounds 6,—8, kilograms.
Tyrannosaurus rex was an especially muscular, scaly dinosaur that was bipedal meaning it walked upright on two legs with a large head and famously tiny forelimbs arms.
Tyrannosaurus rex was a carnivore and had an incredibly powerful jaw filled with long, razor-sharp teeth that it used to kill prey and tear flesh, which it would swallow in large pieces, bones and all, since it could not chew.
Tyrannosaurus rex was a solitary animal that found food both as a scavenger, eating already dead animals, and as a fearsome predator that hunted and ate large herbivores such as Triceratops and Edmontosaurus.
They sometimes even hunted each other. Due to its massive size, Tyrannosaurus rex is thought to have been a slow runner about as fast as a human , and it is believed that it only lived to be 28 years old at most.
Scientists are unsure of the exact mating habits of Tyrannosaurus rex but, as is presumed for all dinosaurs, it did lay eggs. Compared to most other dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex is among those that lived most recently.
Because of this, paleontologists have been able to piece together nearly complete skeletons of the massive lizard king that have amazed museum visitors for years.
Its popularity has contributed to the strong interest in dinosaurs and dinosaur fossils and the enduring popularity of dinosaurs in pop culture and the public imagination.
The most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is currently on display in the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, and is nicknamed Sue, after its discoverer Sue Hendrickson.
Sue the dinosaur not the lady found its home after a yearslong legal battle. There have been many attempts to render what Tyrannosaurus rex may have really looked like based on fossil evidence and acquired knowledge of dinosaur anatomy.
Though early movie depictions of T. The Dueling Dinosaurs are among the most complete skeletons ever discovered of Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex.
They will be housed and studied at naturalsciences by NCStateBioSci professor ExpeditionLive and a team of researchers. Here's another for FossilFriday , the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton amnh.
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It was a plant eater. It lived during the Late Cretaceous period around 90—65 million years ago. In the hours before a rap battle, T-Rex likes to be alone.
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The focus showed in his performance, with T-Rex unquestionably winning all three rounds. Using a mass estimation technique that extrapolates from the circumference of the femur, Scotty was estimated as the largest known specimen at 8.
Not every adult Tyrannosaurus specimen recovered is as big. Historically average adult mass estimates have varied widely over the years, from as low as 4.
The largest known T. In other respects Tyrannosaurus 's skull was significantly different from those of large non- tyrannosaurid theropods.
It was extremely wide at the rear but had a narrow snout, allowing unusually good binocular vision. These and other skull-strengthening features are part of the tyrannosaurid trend towards an increasingly powerful bite, which easily surpassed that of all non-tyrannosaurids.
The teeth of T. The D -shaped cross-section, reinforcing ridges and backwards curve reduced the risk that the teeth would snap when Tyrannosaurus bit and pulled.
The remaining teeth were robust, like "lethal bananas" rather than daggers, more widely spaced and also had reinforcing ridges.
The largest found so far is estimated to have been Its front dentary bone bore thirteen teeth.
Behind the tooth row, the lower jaw became notably taller. Various functions have been proposed for these foramina, such as a crocodile-like sensory system  or evidence of extra-oral structures such as scales or potentially lips.
The vertebral column of Tyrannosaurus consisted of ten neck vertebrae, thirteen back vertebrae and five sacral vertebrae. The number of tail vertebrae is unknown and could well have varied between individuals but probably numbered at least forty.
Sue was mounted with forty-seven of such caudal vertebrae. Compared to these, it was exceptionally short, deep and muscular to support the massive head.
The second vertebra, the axis, was especially short. The remaining neck vertebrae were weakly opisthocoelous, i. The vertebral bodies had single pleurocoels, pneumatic depressions created by air sacs , on their sides.
Their undersides were keeled. The front sides were concave with a deep vertical trough. They had large pleurocoels. Their neural spines had very rough front and rear sides for the attachment of strong tendons.
The sacral vertebrae were fused to each other, both in their vertebral bodies and neural spines. They were pneumatized.
They were connected to the pelvis by transverse processes and sacral ribs. The tail was heavy and moderately long, in order to balance the massive head and torso and to provide space for massive locomotor muscles that attached to the thighbones.
The thirteenth tail vertebra formed the transition point between the deep tail base and the middle tail that was stiffened by rather long front articulation processes.
The underside of the trunk was covered by eighteen or nineteen pairs of segmented belly ribs. The shoulder girdle was longer than the entire forelimb.
The shoulder blade had a narrow shaft but was exceptionally expanded at its upper end. It connected via a long forward protrusion to the coracoid , which was rounded.
Both shoulder blades were connected by a small furcula. The paired breast bones possibly were made of cartilage only. The forelimb or arm was very short.
The upper arm bone, the humerus, was short but robust. It had a narrow upper end with an exceptionally rounded head.
The lower arm bones, the ulna and radius, were straight elements, much shorter than the humerus.
The second metacarpal was longer and wider than the first, whereas normally in theropods the opposite is true.
The forelimbs had only two clawed fingers,  along with an additional splint-like small third metacarpal representing the remnant of a third digit.
The pelvis was a large structure. Its upper bone, the ilium , was both very long and high, providing an extensive attachment area for hindlimb muscles.
The front pubic bone ended in an enormous pubic boot, longer than the entire shaft of the element. The rear ischium was slender and straight, pointing obliquely to behind and below.
In contrast to the arms, the hindlimbs were among the longest in proportion to body size of any theropod. In the foot, the metatarsus was "arctometatarsalian", meaning that the part of the third metatarsal near the ankle was pinched.
The third metatarsal was also exceptionally sinuous. Tyrannosaurus is the type genus of the superfamily Tyrannosauroidea , the family Tyrannosauridae , and the subfamily Tyrannosaurinae; in other words it is the standard by which paleontologists decide whether to include other species in the same group.
Other members of the tyrannosaurine subfamily include the North American Daspletosaurus and the Asian Tarbosaurus ,   both of which have occasionally been synonymized with Tyrannosaurus.
In , Soviet paleontologist Evgeny Maleev named a new species, Tyrannosaurus bataar , from Mongolia.
In , various tyrannosaurid teeth and a metatarsal unearthed in a quarry near Zhucheng , China were assigned by Chinese paleontologist Hu Chengzhi to the newly erected Tyrannosaurus zhuchengensis.
However, in a nearby site, a right maxilla and left jawbone were assigned to the newly erected tyrannosaurid genus Zhuchengtyrannus in , and it is possible T.
In any case, T. Below is the cladogram of Tyrannosauridae based on the phylogenetic analysis conducted by Loewen and colleagues in Gorgosaurus libratus.
Albertosaurus sarcophagus. Dinosaur Park tyrannosaurid. Daspletosaurus torosus. Two Medicine tyrannosaurid. Teratophoneus curriei.
Bistahieversor sealeyi. Lythronax argestes. Tyrannosaurus rex. Tarbosaurus bataar. Zhuchengtyrannus magnus. Other tyrannosaurid fossils found in the same formations as T.
This skull, CMNH , was originally classified as a species of Gorgosaurus G. Gilmore in Bakker , Phil Currie , and Michael Williams, then the curator of paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where the original specimen was housed and is now on display.
Their initial research indicated that the skull bones were fused, and that it therefore represented an adult specimen. In light of this, Bakker and colleagues assigned the skull to a new genus named Nanotyrannus meaning "dwarf tyrant", for its apparently small adult size.
The specimen is estimated to have been around 5. In , a more complete juvenile tyrannosaur nicknamed " Jane ", catalog number BMRP This discovery prompted a conference on tyrannosaurs focused on the issues of Nanotyrannus validity at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Several paleontologists who had previously published opinions that N.
He also argued that Stygivenator , generally considered to be a juvenile T. In , analysis of limb proportions by Persons and Currie suggested Nanotyrannus specimens to have differing cursoriality levels, potentially separating it from T.
According to Schmerge, as that feature is absent in T. A study by Holly Woodward and colleagues showed the specimens referred to Nanotyrannus were all ontogenetically immature and found it probable that these specimens belonged to T.
No significant sexual or phylogenetic variation was discernible among any of the 44 specimens studied, with Carr stating that characters of potential phylogenetic importance decrease throughout age at the same rate as growth occurs.
Carr concluded that "the 'nanomorphs' are not all that similar to each other and instead form an important bridge in the growth series of T.
The identification of several specimens as juvenile T. Histologic analysis of T. Histology has also allowed the age of other specimens to be determined.
Growth curves can be developed when the ages of different specimens are plotted on a graph along with their mass.
During this rapid growth phase, a young T. At 18 years of age, the curve plateaus again, indicating that growth slowed dramatically.
A study by Hutchinson and colleagues in corroborated the previous estimation methods in general, but their estimation of peak growth rates is significantly higher; it found that the "maximum growth rates for T.
Medullary tissue is found only in female birds during ovulation, indicating that B-rex was of reproductive age. This also confirmed the identity of the specimen as a female.
The discovery of medullary bone tissue within Tyrannosaurus may prove valuable in determining the sex of other dinosaur species in future examinations, as the chemical makeup of medullary tissue is unmistakable.
An additional study published in by Woodward and colleagues, for the journal Science Advances indicates that during their growth from juvenile to adult, Tyrannosaurus was capable of slowing down its growth to counter environmental factors such as lack of food.
The study, focusing on two juvenile specimens between 13 and 15 years old housed at the Burpee Museum in Illinois, indicates that the rate of maturation for Tyrannosaurus was dependent on resource abundance.
This study also indicates that in such changing environments, Tyrannosaurus was particularly well-suited to an environment that shifted yearly in regards to resource abundance, hinting that other midsize predators might have had difficulty surviving in such harsh conditions and explaining the niche partitioning between juvenile and adult tyrannosaurs.
The study further indicates that Tyrannosaurus and the dubious genus Nanotyrannus are synonymous, due to analysis of the growth rings in the bones of the two specimens studied.
Over half of the known T. These species are characterized by high infant mortality rates, followed by relatively low mortality among juveniles.
Mortality increases again following sexual maturity, partly due to the stresses of reproduction. One study suggests that the rarity of juvenile T.
This rarity may also be due to the incompleteness of the fossil record or to the bias of fossil collectors towards larger, more spectacular specimens.
Paul also writes that Tyrannosaurus reproduced quickly and died young, but attributes their short life spans to the dangerous lives they lived.
The discovery of feathered dinosaurs led to debate regarding whether, and to what extent, Tyrannosaurus might have been feathered. A conference abstract published in posited that theropods such as Tyrannosaurus had their upper teeth covered in lips, instead of bare teeth as seen in crocodilians.
This was based on the presence of enamel , which according to the study needs to remain hydrated, an issue not faced by aquatic animals like crocodilians.
Crocodiles don't really have flat scales but rather cracked keratinized skin, by observing the hummocky rugosity of tyrannosaurids, and comparing it to extant lizards they found that tyrannosaurids had squamose scales rather than a crocodillian-like skin.
As the number of known specimens increased, scientists began to analyze the variation between individuals and discovered what appeared to be two distinct body types, or morphs , similar to some other theropod species.
As one of these morphs was more solidly built, it was termed the 'robust' morph while the other was termed ' gracile '.
Several morphological differences associated with the two morphs were used to analyze sexual dimorphism in T. For example, the pelvis of several 'robust' specimens seemed to be wider, perhaps to allow the passage of eggs.
In recent years, evidence for sexual dimorphism has been weakened. A study reported that previous claims of sexual dimorphism in crocodile chevron anatomy were in error, casting doubt on the existence of similar dimorphism between T.
The differences could also be age-related, with 'robust' individuals being older animals. Only a single T. Examination of B-rex demonstrated the preservation of soft tissue within several bones.
Some of this tissue has been identified as a medullary tissue, a specialized tissue grown only in modern birds as a source of calcium for the production of eggshell during ovulation.
As only female birds lay eggs, medullary tissue is only found naturally in females, although males are capable of producing it when injected with female reproductive hormones like estrogen.
This strongly suggests that B-rex was female, and that she died during ovulation. The shared presence of medullary tissue in birds and theropod dinosaurs is further evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between the two.
Like many bipedal dinosaurs, T. This concept dates from Joseph Leidy 's reconstruction of Hadrosaurus , the first to depict a dinosaur in a bipedal posture.
It stood in an upright pose for 77 years, until it was dismantled in By , scientists realized this pose was incorrect and could not have been maintained by a living animal, as it would have resulted in the dislocation or weakening of several joints , including the hips and the articulation between the head and the spinal column.
To sit down, Tyrannosaurus may have settled its weight backwards and rested its weight on a pubic boot, the wide expansion at the end of the pubis in some dinosaurs.
With its weight rested on the pelvis, it may have been free to move the hindlimbs. Getting back up again might have involved some stabilization from the diminutive forelimbs.
Nonetheless, Tyrannosaurus was probably able to get up if it fell, which only would have required placing the limbs below the center of gravity, with the tail as an effective counterbalance.
When T. The bones show large areas for muscle attachment, indicating considerable strength. This was recognized as early as by Osborn, who speculated that the forelimbs may have been used to grasp a mate during copulation.
Another possibility is that the forelimbs held struggling prey while it was killed by the tyrannosaur's enormous jaws. This hypothesis may be supported by biomechanical analysis.
The biceps brachii muscle of an adult T. The M. In contrast, the same two joints in Deinonychus allow up to 88 and degrees of motion, respectively, while a human arm can rotate degrees at the shoulder and move through degrees at the elbow.
The heavy build of the arm bones, strength of the muscles, and limited range of motion may indicate a system evolved to hold fast despite the stresses of a struggling prey animal.
In the first detailed scientific description of Tyrannosaurus forelimbs, paleontologists Kenneth Carpenter and Matt Smith dismissed notions that the forelimbs were useless or that T.
According to paleontologist Steven M. Stanley , the 1 metre 3. Tyrannosaurus , like most dinosaurs, was long thought to have an ectothermic "cold-blooded" reptilian metabolism.
The idea of dinosaur ectothermy was challenged by scientists like Robert T. Bakker and John Ostrom in the early years of the " Dinosaur Renaissance ", beginning in the late s.
Histological evidence of high growth rates in young T. Growth curves indicate that, as in mammals and birds, T. Oxygen isotope ratios in fossilized bone are sometimes used to determine the temperature at which the bone was deposited, as the ratio between certain isotopes correlates with temperature.
This small temperature range between the body core and the extremities was claimed by paleontologist Reese Barrick and geochemist William Showers to indicate that T.
Such thermoregulation may also be explained by gigantothermy , as in some living sea turtles. In the March issue of Science , Mary Higby Schweitzer of North Carolina State University and colleagues announced the recovery of soft tissue from the marrow cavity of a fossilized leg bone from a T.
The bone had been intentionally, though reluctantly, broken for shipping and then not preserved in the normal manner, specifically because Schweitzer was hoping to test it for soft tissue.
Flexible, bifurcating blood vessels and fibrous but elastic bone matrix tissue were recognized. In addition, microstructures resembling blood cells were found inside the matrix and vessels.
The structures bear resemblance to ostrich blood cells and vessels. Whether an unknown process, distinct from normal fossilization, preserved the material, or the material is original, the researchers do not know, and they are careful not to make any claims about preservation.
The absence of previous finds may be the result of people assuming preserved tissue was impossible, therefore not looking. Since the first, two more tyrannosaurs and a hadrosaur have also been found to have such tissue-like structures.
In studies reported in Science in April , Asara and colleagues concluded that seven traces of collagen proteins detected in purified T.
The discovery of proteins from a creature tens of millions of years old, along with similar traces the team found in a mastodon bone at least , years old, upends the conventional view of fossils and may shift paleontologists' focus from bone hunting to biochemistry.
Until these finds, most scientists presumed that fossilization replaced all living tissue with inert minerals.
Paleontologist Hans Larsson of McGill University in Montreal, who was not part of the studies, called the finds "a milestone", and suggested that dinosaurs could "enter the field of molecular biology and really slingshot paleontology into the modern world".
The presumed soft tissue was called into question by Thomas Kaye of the University of Washington and his co-authors in They contend that what was really inside the tyrannosaur bone was slimy biofilm created by bacteria that coated the voids once occupied by blood vessels and cells.
They found similar spheres in a variety of other fossils from various periods, including an ammonite. In the ammonite they found the spheres in a place where the iron they contain could not have had any relationship to the presence of blood.
Estimates that Tyrannosaurus had relatively larger leg muscles than any animal alive today but it was so massive that it was not likely to run very fast at all compared to other theropods like Giganotosaurus.
Even moderately fast speeds would have required large leg muscles. This ankle feature may have helped the animal to run more efficiently.
Additionally, a study indicates that Tyrannosaurus and other tyrannosaurids were exceptionally efficient walkers. Studies by Dececchi et al.
The research team then applied a variety of methods to estimate each dinosaur's top speed when running as well as how much energy each dinosaur expended while moving at more relaxed speeds such as when walking.
Among smaller to medium-sized species such as dromaeosaurids, longer legs appear to be an adaptation for faster running, in line with previous results by other researchers.
The results further indicate that smaller theropods evolved long legs as a means to both aid in hunting and escape from larger predators while larger theropods that evolved long legs did so to reduce the energy costs and increase foraging efficiency, as they were freed from the demands of predation pressure due to their role as apex predators.
Compared to more basal groups of theropods in the study, tyrannosaurs like Tyrannosaurus itself showed a marked increase in foraging efficiency due to reduced energy expenditures during hunting or scavenging.
This in turn likely resulted in tyrannosaurs having a reduced need for hunting forays and requiring less food to sustain themselves as a result.
Additionally, the research, in conjunction with studies that show tyrannosaurs were more agile than other large bodied-theropods, indicates they were quite well-adapted to a long-distance stalking approach followed by a quick burst of speed to go for the kill.
Analogies can be noted between tyrannosaurids and modern wolves as a result, supported by evidence that at least some tyrannosaurids were hunting in group settings.
The finding may mean that running was also not possible for other giant theropod dinosaurs like Giganotosaurus , Mapusaurus and Acrocanthosaurus.
As a result, it is hypothesized that Tyrannosaurus was capable of making relatively quick turns and could likely pivot its body more quickly when close to its prey, or that while turning, the theropod could "pirouette" on a single planted foot while the alternating leg was held out in a suspended swing during pursuit.
The results of this study potentially could shed light on how agility could have contributed to the success of tyrannosaurid evolution.
Rare fossil footprints and trackways found in New Mexico and Wyoming that are assigned to the ichnogenus Tyrannosauripus have been attributed to being made by Tyrannosaurus , based on the stratigraphic age of the rocks they are preserved in.
The first specimen, found in was described by Lockley and Hunt and consists of a single, large footprint. Another pair of ichnofossils, described in , show large tyrannosaurs rising from a prone position by rising up using their arms in conjunction with the pads on their feet to stand.
These two unique sets of fossils were found in Ludlow, Colorado and Cimarron, New Mexico. The trackway itself offers a rare glimpse into the walking speed of tyrannosaurids, and the trackmaker is estimated to have been moving at a speed of 4.
A study conducted by Lawrence Witmer and Ryan Ridgely of Ohio University found that Tyrannosaurus shared the heightened sensory abilities of other coelurosaurs , highlighting relatively rapid and coordinated eye and head movements; an enhanced ability to sense low frequency sounds, which would allow tyrannosaurs to track prey movements from long distances; and an enhanced sense of smell.
By applying modified perimetry to facial reconstructions of several dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus , the study found that Tyrannosaurus had a binocular range of 55 degrees, surpassing that of modern hawks.
Stevens estimated that Tyrannosaurus had 13 times the visual acuity of a human and surpassed the visual acuity of an eagle, which is 3.
Thomas Holtz Jr. He would suggest that this made precision more crucial for Tyrannosaurus enabling it to, "get in, get that blow in and take it down.
Tyrannosaurus had very large olfactory bulbs and olfactory nerves relative to their brain size, the organs responsible for a heightened sense of smell.
This suggests that the sense of smell was highly developed, and implies that tyrannosaurs could detect carcasses by scent alone across great distances.
The sense of smell in tyrannosaurs may have been comparable to modern vultures , which use scent to track carcasses for scavenging.
Research on the olfactory bulbs has shown that T. Somewhat unusually among theropods, T. The length of the cochlea is often related to hearing acuity, or at least the importance of hearing in behavior, implying that hearing was a particularly important sense to tyrannosaurs.
Specifically, data suggests that T. The study speculated that tyrannosaurs might have used their sensitive snouts to measure the temperature of their nests and to gently pick-up eggs and hatchlings, as seen in modern crocodylians.
A study by Grant R. Hurlburt, Ryan C. Ridgely and Lawrence Witmer obtained estimates for Encephalization Quotients EQs , based on reptiles and birds, as well as estimates for the ratio of cerebrum to brain mass.
The study concluded that Tyrannosaurus had the relatively largest brain of all adult non-avian dinosaurs with the exception of certain small maniraptoriforms Bambiraptor , Troodon and Ornithomimus.
The study found that Tyrannosaurus' s relative brain size was still within the range of modern reptiles, being at most 2 standard deviations above the mean of non-avian reptile EQs.
The estimates for the ratio of cerebrum mass to brain mass would range from According to the study, this is more than the lowest estimates for extant birds Suggesting that Tyrannosaurus may have been pack hunters , Philip J.
Currie compared T. Currie's pack-hunting hypothesis has been criticized for not having been peer-reviewed , but rather was discussed in a television interview and book called Dino Gangs.
According to scientists assessing the Dino Gangs program, the evidence for pack hunting in Tarbosaurus and Albertosaurus is weak and based on skeletal remains for which alternate explanations may apply such as drought or a flood forcing dinosaurs to die together in one place.
Evidence of intraspecific attack were found by Joseph Peterson and his colleagues in the juvenile Tyrannosaurus nicknamed Jane. Peterson and his team found that Jane's skull showed healed puncture wounds on the upper jaw and snout which they believe came from another juvenile Tyrannosaurus.
Subsequent CT scans of Jane's skull would further confirm the team's hypothesis, showing that the puncture wounds came from a traumatic injury and that there was subsequent healing.
Most paleontologists accept that Tyrannosaurus was both an active predator and a scavenger like most large carnivores.
Meers in A debate exists, however, about whether Tyrannosaurus was primarily a predator or a pure scavenger ; the debate was assessed in a study by Lambe which argued Tyrannosaurus was a pure scavenger because the Gorgosaurus teeth showed hardly any wear.
Ever since the first discovery of Tyrannosaurus most scientists have speculated that it was a predator; like modern large predators it would readily scavenge or steal another predator's kill if it had the opportunity.
Paleontologist Jack Horner has been a major proponent of the view that Tyrannosaurus was not a predator at all but instead was exclusively a scavenger.
Other evidence suggests hunting behavior in Tyrannosaurus. The eye sockets of tyrannosaurs are positioned so that the eyes would point forward, giving them binocular vision slightly better than that of modern hawks.
It is not obvious why natural selection would have favored this long-term trend if tyrannosaurs had been pure scavengers, which would not have needed the advanced depth perception that stereoscopic vision provides.
A skeleton of the hadrosaurid Edmontosaurus annectens has been described from Montana with healed tyrannosaur-inflicted damage on its tail vertebrae.
The fact that the damage seems to have healed suggests that the Edmontosaurus survived a tyrannosaur's attack on a living target, i.
For example, a study suggested that the tail injuries might have been due to Edmontosaurus individuals stepping on each other,  while another study in backs up the hypothesis that biomechanical stress is the cause for the tail injuries.
It is not known what the exact nature of the interaction was, though: either animal could have been the aggressor. In a battle against a bull Triceratops , the Triceratops would likely defend itself by inflicting fatal wounds to the Tyrannosaurus using its sharp horns.
Tyrannosaurus may have had infectious saliva used to kill its prey, as proposed by William Abler in Abler observed that the serrations tiny protuberances on the cutting edges of the teeth are closely spaced, enclosing little chambers.
These chambers might have trapped pieces of carcass with bacteria, giving Tyrannosaurus a deadly, infectious bite much like the Komodo dragon was thought to have.
Tyrannosaurus , and most other theropods, probably primarily processed carcasses with lateral shakes of the head, like crocodilians.
The head was not as maneuverable as the skulls of allosauroids , due to flat joints of the neck vertebrae.
In , Bruce Rothschild and others published a study examining evidence for stress fractures and tendon avulsions in theropod dinosaurs and the implications for their behavior.
Since stress fractures are caused by repeated trauma rather than singular events they are more likely to be caused by regular behavior than other types of injuries.
Of the 81 Tyrannosaurus foot bones examined in the study one was found to have a stress fracture, while none of the 10 hand bones were found to have stress fractures.
The researchers found tendon avulsions only among Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus. An avulsion injury left a divot on the humerus of Sue the T.
The presence of avulsion injuries being limited to the forelimb and shoulder in both Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus suggests that theropods may have had a musculature more complex than and functionally different from those of birds.
The researchers concluded that Sue's tendon avulsion was probably obtained from struggling prey. The presence of stress fractures and tendon avulsions in general provides evidence for a "very active" predation-based diet rather than obligate scavenging.
A study showed that smooth-edged holes in the skulls of several specimens might have been caused by Trichomonas -like parasites that commonly infect birds.
Seriously infected individuals, including "Sue" and MOR "Peck's Rex" , might therefore have died from starvation after feeding became increasingly difficult.
Previously, these holes had been explained by the bacterious bone infection Actinomycosis or by intraspecific attacks.
One study of Tyrannosaurus specimens with tooth marks in the bones attributable to the same genus was presented as evidence of cannibalism.
Tyrannosaurus lived during what is referred to as the Lancian faunal stage Maastrichtian age at the end of the Late Cretaceous.
Tyrannosaurus ranged from Canada in the north to at least New Mexico in the south of Laramidia. Tyrannosaurus remains have been discovered in different ecosystems, including inland and coastal subtropical, and semi-arid plains.
Several notable Tyrannosaurus remains have been found in the Hell Creek Formation. During the Maastrichtian this area was subtropical , with a warm and humid climate.
The flora consisted mostly of angiosperms , but also included trees like dawn redwood Metasequoia and Araucaria. Tyrannosaurus shared this ecosystem with ceratopsians Leptoceratops , Torosaurus , and Triceratops , the hadrosaurid Edmontosaurus annectens , the parksosaurid Thescelosaurus , the ankylosaurs Ankylosaurus and Denversaurus , the pachycephalosaurs Pachycephalosaurus and Sphaerotholus , and the theropods Ornithomimus , Struthiomimus , Acheroraptor , Dakotaraptor , Pectinodon and Anzu.
Another formation with Tyrannosaurus remains is the Lance Formation of Wyoming. This has been interpreted as a bayou environment similar to today's Gulf Coast.
The fauna was very similar to Hell Creek, but with Struthiomimus replacing its relative Ornithomimus. The small ceratopsian Leptoceratops also lived in the area.
In its southern range Tyrannosaurus lived alongside the titanosaur Alamosaurus , the ceratopsians Torosaurus, Bravoceratops and Ojoceratops , hadrosaurs which consisted of a species of Edmontosaurus, Kritosaurus and a possible species of Gryposaurus , the nodosaur Glyptodontopelta , the oviraptorid Ojoraptosaurus , possible species of the theropods Troodon and Richardoestesia , and the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus.
Tyrannosaurus may have also inhabited Mexico's Lomas Coloradas formation in Sonora. Though skeletal evidence is lacking, six shed and broken teeth from the fossil bed have been thoroughly compared with other theropod genera and appear to be identical to those of Tyrannosaurus.
If true, the evidence indicates the range of Tyrannosaurus was possibly more extensive than previously believed.
Since it was first described in , T. It is the only dinosaur that is commonly known to the general public by its full scientific name binomial name and the scientific abbreviation T.
Bakker notes this in The Dinosaur Heresies and explains that, "a name like ' T. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Large predatory Cretaceous dinosaur.
For other uses, see T. Genus synonymy. Species synonymy. See also: Specimens of Tyrannosaurus.
Main article: Feathered dinosaur. Main article: Physiology of dinosaurs. Femur thigh bone. Tibia shin bone.
Metatarsals foot bones. Phalanges toe bones. Main article: Feeding behavior of Tyrannosaurus. Main article: Tyrannosaurus in popular culture.
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June July 1, Science News. August Journal of Paleontology. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoirs. December 1, New Scientist.A primeira ilustração de um Tiranossauro rex comparado a um homem, publicada em , na época chamado de Dynamosaurus imperiosus. Tyrannosaurus Coloring pages. Select from printable Coloring pages of cartoons, animals, nature, Bible and many more. The species Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meaning "king" in Latin), often called T. rex or colloquially T-Rex, is one of the most well-represented of the large theropods. Tyrannosaurus lived throughout what is now western North America, on what was then an island continent known as Laramidia. Tyrannosaurus had a much wider range than other tyrannosaurids. Tyrannosaurus rex is by far the most popular dinosaur, having spawned a huge number of books, movies, TV shows, and video games. What's truly amazing, though, is how much what was once assumed as fact about this carnivore has later been called into question and how much is still being discovered. Jurassic Park III movie clips: bird-breeds.com THE MOVIE: bird-breeds.com't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: bird-breeds.com DESCRIPT. Tyrannosaurus Eating the Popcorn in the Cinema. Podokesaurus Powellvenator. Speedtest Mobil would suggest that this made precision Tvspielfilm Live crucial for Tyrannosaurus enabling it to, "get in, get that blow in and take it down. Dynamoterror Lythronax Nanotyrannus?