Tyrannosaurus rex (T Rex) may very well be the most recognized dinosaur for its enormous overall size, fierce temperament and constant appearances on popular media. Because of a range of well maintained fossils, the people are able to accurately reconstruct the appearance of T Rex which enjoys worldwide popularity even hundreds of years after the lizard itself went extinct. Facts about T Rex can be easily found either on digital or printed media.
Tyrannosaurus Rex or T Rex’s complete skeleton was first discovered in Hell Creek, Montana in 1902 by Barnum Brown. This great meat-eating predator lived in the late Cretaceous period and hunted plant-eating dinosaurs in their habitat: forests and swamps. T Rex had two massive, powerful legs complemented by a formidable tail, a large head, with forward facing eyes positioned on the front of its skull (useful for depth perception), and tiny arms. Before tearing the flesh off its prey, T Rex would puncture their organs using their curved serrated teeth and finally swallowing them whole. Despite often found being ridiculed as jokes in modern times, the tiny two fingered arms were used as meat-hooks and considered to be three times stronger than human arms.
Amid the stories about the mighty T Rex, paleontologist are currently in an exciting debate determining whether all the stories about the facts about T Rex ferociousness was true; was T Rex a fierce hunter or just a opportunist scavenger? These questions arose due to several evidences on some Herbivorous dinosaurs fossils wounded by T Rex teeth. From a certain position of the damage found on the prey’s fossils, it’s difficult to determine whether the T rex actively assaulted its prey, or the T Rex simply consumed a dead prey. But then again, Brian Switek, the writer of Prehistoric Predators (2015) and a paleontologist, argues that the debate on the matter is merely manufactured by media and journalist for the sake of ‘sensational story’. He insists that T Rex is a true predator that reigned million years ago.
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