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Fact file: Tyrannosaurus Rex

T-Rex with a wide mouth showing all of its sharp teethName:  Tyrannosaurus

Meaning: tyrant lizard

How to say it: tie-RAN-oh-sore-us

Where found: Canada, USA

Length: 12m

Height: 4.6 – 6m

Weight: 7000kg

How it walked: on two legs

Teeth: 60 saw-edged, bone-crushing, pointed teeth

Type of feeder: carnivorous

Food: other animals

Period: late Cretaceous

When it lived: (67 – 65 million years ago)

Other info: Named by Osborn in 1905. Its strong thighs and long, powerful tail helped it move quickly, and its massive 5-foot-long (1.5-meter-long) skull could bore into prey.

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