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|NAME:||Meaning - Tyrannosaurus rex means "tyrant lizard king"
Pronounced tie-RAN-o-SAWR-us rex
Named By - Henry Fairfield Osborn
When Named - 1905
|DIET:||Carnivore (meat-eater) - T. rex ate large dinosaurs, like Triceratops|
|SIZE:||Length - 40 feet (12.4 m) long
Height - 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 m) tall
Weight - 5 to 7 tons
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Cretaceous period, about 85-65 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossil have been found in the USA (in Montana, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan), and east Asia (Mongolia).|
|FOSSILS:||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.
|Tyrannosaurus rex's arms were only about 3 feet (1 m) long, and it had 2-fingered hands. T. rex had cone-shaped, serrated teeth that were continually replaced.|
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