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Tyrannosaurus

Etymology

Tyrant Lizard

Size

36-49 feet long, 14-20 feet tall

Weight

5-7.5 short tons

Diet

Carnivorous: Hadrosaurs, Ceratopsids and other herbivorous theropods such as Ornithomimosaurs, In Tyrannosaurus bataar it suggests a wide diet from very small animals (dromaeosaurids; like Velociraptor) to very large animals (hadrosaurs; like Shantungosaurus).

Habitat

Forested area covered in ferns similar to a modern deciduous forest (Yet the dominant trees in this area were conifers). In T. bataar it lived in a deserted area

Fossil Range

70-65 million years ago: Living for approximately five million years

Location

Western North America; Southern Canada (Saskatchewan, Alberta) and Western United States, Asia; China and Mongolia

Did You Know...

The highly controversial "Nanotyrannus" may be, by some, a dwarf species of Tyrannosaurus that could actually sexually mate with a T. rex.

Tyrannosaurus is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur consisting of two species. It is the type genus for the tribe, subfamily, family and superfamily it belongs to. Being the most famous genus of dinosaur in the world it has been assigned many species which probably turn out to belong to completely other genera or animals already named. These species include:

Tyrannosaurus amplus, Tyrannosaurus lanpingensis, Tyrannosaurus luanchuanensis, Tyrannosaurus gigas, Tyrannosaurus turpanensis, Tyrannosaurus novojilovi, Tyrannosaurus stanwinstonorum, Tyrannosaurus lancensis, Tyrannosaurus zhuchengensis, Tyrannosaurus imperator, Tyrannosaurus efremovi, Tyrannosaurus gigantus, Tyrannosaurus imperiosus, Tyrannosaurus lanpingi, Tyrannosaurus stanwinstonorus, Tyrannosaurus vannus, Tyrannosaurus efremovi, Tyrannosaurus gigantus, Tyrannosaurus imperiosus, Tyrannosaurus lanpingi, Tyrannosaurus stanwinstonorus, Tyrannosaurus vannus, Tyrannosaurus megragracilis and Tyrannosaurus torosus.

SpeciesEdit

Tyrannosaurus bataarEdit

For more information see: Tyrannosaurus bataar

This tyrannosaur was the earliest member of the genus, Tyrannosaurus. It was the only species that lived in Asia, more specifically China and Mongolia.

Tyrannosaurus rexEdit

For more information see: Tyrannosaurus rex

This tyrannosaurine is the latest and largest member of it's genus. It was a very diverse species living from Southern Alberta to Southern Texas, USA. Some believe it may of had a septic bite.