Learn More About T-Rex
Despite its tremendous look and vicious nature, the Tyrannosaurus Rex still has a few mysteries that baffle paleontologists. For instance, was the majority of its body simply covered in reptilian skin or did it also have feathers like some of its closer relatives supposedly had? Did you also know that the T-Rex was incorrectly drawn in the 19th century as standing upright much like a kangaroo? Thanks to the further work of paleontologists, it was discovered that such a posture would be impossible for the creature to assume without critical muscle failure - the Jurassic Park franchise actually nailed down a faithful recreation of what the creature must have looked like with its hunched over posture! The T-Rex also had superior sight, better than some hawk species, but it hunted using its superior sense of smell. In fact, the T-Rex might have been more of a scavenger than an outright predator! Its speed is still a subject of debate among scientists, but its thighs and calves were incredibly muscular so that it could support its weight, leading some to believe that the legendary creature could also have been a high-powered locomotive. Lastly, one of the most striking features about the king of all dinosaurs was its rows of serrated teeth, with the largest tooth recorded at twelve inches long. To learn more about dinosaurs, check out our dinosaur infographic!