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T. rex

Tyrannosaurus is a genus o coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meani "keeng" in Laitin), is ane o the maist well-represented o the lairge theropods. Tyrannosaurus lived throughout what is nou wastren North Americae, on what wis then an island continent kent as Laramidia. Tyrannosaurus haed a much wider range than ither tyrannosaurids. Fossils are foond in a variety o rock formations datin tae the Maastrichtian age o the upper Cretaceous Period, 68 tae 66 million years ago. It wis the last kent member o the tyrannosaurids, an amang the last non-avian dinosaurs tae exist afore the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction.

Lik ither tyrannosaurids, Tyrannosaurus wis a bipedal carnivore wi a massive skull balanced bi a lang, hivy tail. Relative tae its lairge an pouerfu hind limms, Tyrannosaurus fore limbs war short but unuisually pouerfu for thair size an haed twa clawed deegits. The maist complete specimen meisurs up tae 12.3 m (40 ft) in lenth, up tae 3.66 meters (12 ft) taw at the hips, an accordin tae maist modren estimates 8.4 metric tons (9.3 short tons) tae 14 metric tons (15.4 short tons) in wecht.

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