T-Rex - King of the Dinosaurs
Are you a budding paleontologist? Or do you just love reading interesting facts about the prehistoric era and the creatures that roamed around before humankind came to dominate the earth and its resources? Either way, planning museum visits with friends and family sounds like something that you may be doing regularly! After all, it is the one place where you get to see and admire all the relics from the past. Talking about museums, coming across fossils and bones of creatures that are now extinct is pretty exciting. Fossils of dinosaurs are the most sought after. These wondrous creatures were wiped off the earth about 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period. Today dinosaur bones and teeth have been dug out from around the globe. While about 700 species of dinosaurs have been discovered, Tyrannosaurus Rex, popularly referred to as T-Rex, is considered to be one among the most massive carnivores to have ever walked the earth during the late Cretaceous period! Tyrannosaurus bones have been discovered in the USA, Canada, and East Asia.
If you are into paleontology or want to become a paleontologist in the future, frequent trips to museums that house Tyrannosaurus and other dinosaur bones are a must. These trips are not just going to be informative, but a lot of fun too! What if we told you that you need not drag yourself to the museum every time you feel like looking at this beast’s remains? You may very well become proud owners of these relics by purchasing them! All you have to do is browse the internet!
Let us now look at some fascinating facts about T-Rex:
- This dinosaur draws its name from the Greek word meaning ‘tyrant lizard’. ‘Rex’ in Latin means ‘king’. So, T-Rex is popularly known as the ‘King of the Dinosaurs’. It inhabited the earth for about two million years.
- This beast had arms that were almost 3 feet long and capable of easily lifting around 430 pounds! So, the next time you are about to make fun of it’s ‘tiny arms’ think again!
- T-Rex’s teeth were about 12” long from the roots and were famously called “banana teeth” by the acclaimed paleontologist Bob Bakker! An interesting fact about T-Rex’s teeth is that they were built to withstand a bite force up to 10,000 lbs, the greatest bite force among all the land animals. The T-rex bite force and teeth were designed to be bone crushers!
- Although, T-Rex is not the fastest dinosaur it still had a decent speed! Scientists claim that T-Rex was capable of running at a speed of up to 20 km/hr (12 mph).
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