Meaning: ”Tyrant Lizard King"
Age: Live in the upper Cretaceous Period
Size: 9 meters long, 4.8 meters tall
Range: Western North America
Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest land carnivores of all time. The neck of Tyrannosaurus rex formed a natural S-shaped curve like that of other theropods, but was short and muscular to support the massive head. The forelimbs had only two clawed fingers along with an additional small metacarpal representing the remnant of a third digit. In contrast the hind limbs were among the longest in proportion to body size of any theropod. The tail was heavy and long, sometimes containing over forty vertebrae, in order to balance the massive head and torso. To compensate for the immense bulk of the animal, many bones throughout the skeleton were hollow, reducing its weight without significant loss of strength.