Paleontologists have discovered the largest adult Tyrannosaurus Rex in history

Tyrannosaurs — some of the most famous and interesting dinosaurs, which were heard almost every person. Still the largest individual found by paleontologists, it was considered “sue”, which is notable for the fact that is almost completely preserved. The record for weight and age finally beaten — scientists announced that they discovered in 1991 t-Rex “Scotty” 8 weighed 870 pounds and died in a record for the dinosaurs the age of 30.

Тираннозавр «Скотти»

His remains were discovered in the canadian province of Saskatchewan. The bones were immured in solid rock, and for the complete rescue of the skeleton took decades, and its study and age determination. According to scientists, tyrannosaurs, like people, have different body structure. Impressive “Scotty” was a very large specimen, which was much stronger than their counterparts.

Some tyrannosaurs, as well as how people tend to be tall, long or tall, while others tend to be more sturdy and thick. Usually more than fat people are more massive. It’s a bit like comparing a basketball player with a professional football player. Our Tyrannosaurus definitely belongs to the category of strong football players.

Scott Persons, lead author of the study

Despite its size and strength, the t-Rex “Scotty” were often attacked. This is evidenced by the numerous scars: he had broken ribs, your jaw, and bitten tail. Giant killing about 66 million years ago at the age of 33 years, while his relatives rarely live up to 20-30 years of age.

Тираннозавр «Скотти»

The official title of t-Rex “Scotty” — RSM P2523.8. The unofficial name was given in honor of a bottle of champagne, which drank paleontologists after the discovery of his bones. It is noteworthy that they were able to recover only 60% of his body, while “sue” was restored almost completely. Despite the small number of remains, the Tyrannosaurus will allow paleontologists to more precisely determine the age of future finds.

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