Official Tyrannosaurus model by Sergi Suriol
Species: T. rex
Length: 12.3-13 metres long
Weight: 6-10 tonnes
When it lived: Late Cretaceous, 68-66 million years ago
Where it lived: USA (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota & Wyoming) and Canada (Alberta & Saskatchewan)
Tyrannosaurus needs no introduction. As the most famous dinosaur of all time, it has become a household name, and for good reason: it was truly the ultimate predator. It reached up to 10 tonnes in mass, making it one of the largest terrestrial carnivores ever.
Tyrannosaurus was more than well-armed for the hunt. Its eyesight and sense of smell were extraordinary. Its bone-crushing jaws were so powerful that their bite force would have been equivalent to an animal sitting on you. This was an animal specifically evolved to hunt the powerful hadrosaurs, ceratopsians, and ankylosaurus it coexisted with.
Tyrannosaurus will be the main focus of Through the Eyes of Dinosaurs’s final episode, showing the last hurrah of a scarred old male. In this documentary, we’ll show that this tyrant lizard was much more than a ferocious killing machine.