Name: Tyrannosaurus Rex
Name Translation: King of Tyrant Lizards
Period: Late Cretaceous
Location: Canada, North America
Diet: Carnivorous - Meat
Tyrannosaurus had an average length of 14 (46 feet), but could grow up to be 15 meters (49 feet) long. "T. rex" was 5 meters (17) high at the hips and 6 meters (20 feet) tall at the highest point of its head. Though "T. rex's" bones were hollow it still was 8.9 short tons (17,800 pounds). Tyrannosaurus' head was definitely its most outstanding feature, measuring up to 5 feet long. It had a narrow snout, allowing binocular vision. Its jaw was U-shaped and housed numerous teeth, the largest of which measured about 12 inches, the largest of any carnivore. Its neck formed an S-shaped curve like other theropods, but was short and muscular to support the massive head. Its forelimbs were short, bearing only two large digits, but on small digit on each of it's arms. In contrast, its hind limbs were very long and bore four digits on each foot. T. rex's tail was heavy and long, containing about forty vertebrae, in order to balance its massive head and body. To make up for the immense mass of the animal, many of T. rex's bones were hollow, reducing its weight without significant loss of strength.