Feel the earth shake as Tyrannosaurus rex, the tyrant lizard king, moves about its territory. This 1:40 scale Safari Ltd T-Rex replica was carefully reviewed by paleontologists to reflect the most up-to-date scientific information. With the endorsement of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which houses one of the world's largest collections of dinosaur fossils, these educational toys have won numerous awards for excellence and authenticity. Each Carnegie Dinosaur Collectible is individually hand painted, resulting in vivid designs that appeal to the imagination and inspire learning. They are ideal for children and collectors both.
Tyrannosaurus rex is called the King of the Dinosaurs. For this reason it carries the Latin name rex, which means king. It is famous for its short arms, which were much more powerful than we would imagine. It could use them to lift as much as 200 kilograms. The arms of Tyrannosaurus rex were shorter than its skull.
The thirteen metre long Tyrannosaurus Rex was a two legged predatory dinosaur. With its powerful head and nearly 20 centimetre long teeth, this dinosaur was an extremely impressive contemporary. Although the Tyrannosaurus Rex looked quite threatening, it could hardly use its front legs armed with just two claws since they did not even reach his mouth. Nearly seven metres tall and thirteen metres long, the Tyrannosaurus Rex was probably not a very skilled hunter, but rather a scavenger which probably fed on the leavings of other animals. It had more than fifty teeth measuring more than 15 centimetres in length which it used not for chewing but rather for tearing, since it swallowed its food in large chunks. To improve depth-perception when searching for food, the eyes of the Tyrannosaurus Rex were oriented toward the front such that the fields of vision of both eyes overlapped.
- Tyrannosaurus Rex means 'Tyrant Lizard'.
- T. Rex were one of the biggest meat eaters.
- The largest T. Rex tooth found is 12 inches (30 cm) long.
- They could sprint up to 20 mph (32 kph).
- Their length was up to 12 metres (40 feet).
Tyrannosaurus rex is the world’s most famous dinosaur. Reaching the length of a bus and the weight of an elephant, it was one of the largest meat-eating land animals of all time. Nevertheless, based on details of its skeleton, a few scientists have proposed that T. rex may have fed differently than most other carnivorous dinosaurs. Namely, these paleontologists have argued that this dinosaur might have scavenged already-dead carcasses rather than hunting live animals. Of course, if a hungry T. rex chanced upon a meaty carcass, it probably devoured it. However, at least one plant-eating dinosaur specimen shows a healed Tyrannosaurus bite near the base of its tail. Since animals can only heal while they are alive, this fossil proves that T. rex sometimes attacked live prey as well. Like practically all modern meat-eaters, T. rex was almost certainly both a predator and a scavenger.
The type, or name-bearing, skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex is on display at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. It is, in essence, the world’s first specimen of the world’s best known dinosaur!
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