Tyrannosaurus rex - ROM2013_13206_41


Tyrannosaurus rex

Geography: USA, Montana
length=1200; width=130; height=360 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • SuperorderDinosauria
    • OrderSaurischia
    • FamilyTyrannosauridae
    • GenusTyrannosaurus
    • SpecificEpithetrex
Object number: 46200
Credit Line: Acquired with the support of Bram and Bluma Appel, Martha and Richard Hogarth, Members of the Royal Ontario Museum, the Department of Museum Volunteers, the Madeleine A. Fritz Vertebrate Palaeontology Fund, and the ROM Reproductions Acquisition Fund. Orig
On view
DescriptionT. rex roamed the land 66-million years ago in the late Cretaceous period. Among the largest known of the meat-eaters; its stereoscopic vision, large jaw structure and strong bite force were powerful tools against its prey. Compared to other carnivorous dinosaurs, its neck was short and muscular to support its massive head, which was also balanced by the heavy and long tail. Its tiny arms could not have been used in locomotion, indicating that T. rex walked on two legs. Although juveniles were fast, the sheer weight and size indicates that the adult T. rex most likely travelled at the speed of a brisk walk or slow run.
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