Tyrannosaurus is Greek for "tyrant lizard." Rix is Latin for "king," so T. Rex became the "tyrant lizard king" or "king of the tyrant lizards."
Late Crestaceous (65 million years ago)
Western North America
40 ft from head to toe
7 - 9 tons
Tyrannosarus Rex (T. Rex) was a very big meat-eating dinosaur, also called a carnivore. It would have been at the top of the food chain. It is known to have fed on other large dinosaurs, such as Edmontosaurus, Anatosaurus, and Triceratops, and probably could have swallowed smaller dinosaurs in a single bite. These dinosaurs likely utilized a wide range of habitats. The landscape of their range was very different 65 million years ago, as was much of the world. Scientists believe that the T-rex lived in areas with high humidity and semi-tropical temperatures. They lived in coastal swamps, open forests, and likely remained close to water sources. These water sources likely attracted wide variety of prey for these carnivores to feed on.
“The Tyrant King” was the most powerful and intelligent gigantic killer to ever walk the Earth. T. Rex was larger than any plant-eater in its environment. Its jaws were so powerful they could bite off 500 pounds in a single bite! T. Rex’s teeth are the thickest of any dinosaurs’. They could slice meat or break through dinosaur bone.