Like an enormous lizard with a massive body, sharp teeth and jaws so powerful they could crush a car, the Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the most terrifying predators to ever walk the earth.
Although they had very strong thighs for running, the T-rex had much smaller, shorter front legs, which may have been for slashing viciously at prey.
The name Tyrannosaurus rex literally means ‘king of the tyrant lizards’.
Conservation status | Extinct
Approximately 28 years