Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs. Everything about this ferocious predator, from its thick, heavy skull to its jaw, was designed for maximum bone-crushing action.
T-Rex Fast Facts
Diet: Carnivore (meat-eater) - T-Rex ate large dinosaurs, like Triceratops
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: Fossils have been found in the USA (in Montana, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan), and east Asia (Mongolia).
Tyrannosaurus Rex means 'Tyrant Lizard'
T-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
The skull of a T-Rex alone measured up to 5 feet (1.5 m) long
Along with Stegosaurus and Iguanodon, T-Rex was one of three dinosaurs that inspired the appearance of Godzilla