Tyrannosaurus Rex pronounced Tie-ran-owe-sore-us
Means: Tyrant Lizard
Period: Late Cretaceous - 65 million years ago
Where: North America (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Alberta)
The T-Rex was an apex predator, meaning top of the food chain. It can be compared to the jaguar today as they are both lone hunters with an astounding bite pressure.
Tyrannosaurus Rex measured up to 13 metres in length, 4 metres at the hip and could weigh up to 7 tonnes!
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild