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The Dinosaur Encylopedia - Tyrannosaurus Rex

A Collection of Articles About Tyrannosaurus Rex


Dinosaur (Tyrannosaurus)

Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur commonly abbreviated to T.rex.

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There are tons of reasons why Tyrannosaurus Rex is the world's most popular dinosaur: it was discovered in the United States during the golden age of paleontology, it has an impressive name (Greek for "tyrant lizard king"), and it has appeared in countless movies and TV shows. Here's where you can find some basic facts about T. Rex:

Articles About Tyrannosaurus Rex

This brief profile of Tyrannosaurus Rex includes information about this dinosaur's habits, territory, size and weight, and other basic information.

Did you know that Tyrannosaurus Rex had exceptionally bad breath? Or that the average T. Rex lived to be about 30 years old? Here are 10 Facts About Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Here's a gallery of Tyrannosaurus Rex pictures, including photographs of famous fossils and illustrations by some of the world's best paleo-artists.

A Brief History of Tyrannosaurus Rex explains how this dinosaur was discovered and how it stomped its way into the popular imagination.

Did Tyrannosaurus Rex actively hunt for its food, or did it content itself with feasting on already-dead carcasses? Read Tyrannosaurus Rex: Hunter or Scavenger? to find out.

Why did T. Rex have such tiny arms? This article discusses possible explanations, and also points out that structures that are described as "vestigial" often turn out to have important uses after all.

Read this profile of Sue Hendrickson, the discoverer of Tyrannosaurus Sue, the most famous Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen of the 20th century.

Who wins in a battle between T. Rex and Triceratops, which both prowled the same North American territory during the late Cretaceous period? This article speculates about the outcome of this epic battle.


Articles About Other Carnivorous Dinosaurs

Tyrannosaurus Rex wasn't the only meat-eating dinosaur of its kind. Tyrannosaurs - The Most Dangerous Dinosaurs describes the family of theropod dinosaurs known as tyrannosaurs--some of which were extremely small and covered with feathers.

The Large Theropods discusses other theropod dinosaurs that were only distantly related to T. Rex--including the much earlier (but comparably sized) Spinosaurus and Allosaurus.

Finally, if you just can't get enough of meat-eating dinosaurs in general, here's A-Z List of Carnivorous Dinosaurs.

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