The Tyrannosaurus (Tyrannosaurus rex) is a large, bipedal, carnivorous theropod dinosaur in the Tyrannosauridae family. Its name means king of tyrants. It is commonly known as Tyrannosaurus Rex or T-Rex.
It lived about 68-66 million years ago in the Upper Cretaceous period.
The Tyrannosaurus had a large head and long, heavy tail. It had powerful hind (back) legs and very small front legs. It is bipedal, which means that is walks on two legs. Its back legs had two clawed digits. Its teeth were long, curved, and crenelated (notched).
It was carnivorous, because it ate meat. It was probably an apex predator, which means that there were not many animals that hunted it. Most palaeontologists think that it was both an active predator and a scavenger.
It measured about 12 metres (40 feet) in length, with a 4 metre (13 foot) tail. its teeth measured 30 cm (12 inches) long.
The Tyrannosaurus is part of an exhibition called “Evolution on the Road to Enlightenment.” The palaeontologist department of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris held the exhibition of dinosaurs from December 2021 to January 2022 in conjuction with the China Light Festival.
Location of photographs: National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM