Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur - Original Dinosaur Art by Bob Orsillo.
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The Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur was a bipedal carnivore who existed during the Cretaceous period in their native area of North America where the first fossils were discovered in Golden, Colorado in 1874. Popularly known as T Rex the name is translated to Tyrant Lizard. It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous�Tertiary extinction event. Like other tyrannosaurids it has a massive skull balanced by a long, heavy tail, large and powerful hind limbs while its fore limbs were relatively small but very powerful for their size and had two large clawed digits. it was the largest known tyrannosaurid and one of the largest known land predators, measuring up to 42 ft in length, up to 13 ft tall at the hips, and up to 6.8 metric tons in weight making it the largest carnivore in its environment. Tyrannosaurus rex is the most widely recognized dinosaur species in popular culture. The movie 'Jurassic Park" made T Rex a house hold name.
June 2nd, 2013
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