13 metres from nose to tail and a weight of 8.8 tonnes.
this is the sound of the targets on the biggest T. rex that have been found and gathered, write ScienceAlert according to the Science.dk.
It is a team of canadian paleontologists, who are behind the attention-grabbing work.
- here is the king of T. rex, says one of the palæontologerne behind, Scott Persons, a researcher at the University of Alberta in Canada, in a news release, according to Science.dk.
Palæontologerne has called the new giga-dino for Scotty after the scottish whisky, which was opened to celebrate the discovery of the T. rex skeleton. Scotty is, however, not a new acquaintance.
in Fact, it was 66 million year old fossil skeleton found back in 1991 in the vestcanadiske province of Saskatchewan. Dinoen was, however, deeply rooted in a cliff of sandstone, and it took over a decade to dig the skeleton free.
the Page has palæontologerne the work of assembling the bones, which also is a long and laborious process. Now they are finally finished with it, and the work may be said to bear fruit.
Scotty is not just the biggest T. rex, have been found, it is also one of the oldest.
As with the tree growth rings can paleontologists determine dinosaurs age by looking at its bones.
Scotty was around 30 years, which is the same age as Trix, there is the so far oldest T. rex known to man.
in Addition, palæontologerne found a number of clear scratches as kæbebrud and fractured ribs at Scotty, which suggests that it has been in combat with other dinosaurs - possibly the other T. rex.
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