The Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the most famous dinosaurs of all time. It has often been portrayed as a hero as well as a villain in pop culture, and it is almost universally portrayed as a huge blank of unimaginable power. The jury still has no idea if the massive ancient creature was primarily a predator or a feeding bird, but we learn even more about the species, including the size with which it grew.
A T. rex specimen found in Canada is helping researchers figure out the last point. It is the largest Rex skeleton ever discovered, and it is estimated that the animal that left the fossils had an exceptional weight of 19,500 pounds.
As reported by National Geographic the skeleton is about 65% finished paleontologists a good idea of the total size of the animal during his lifetime. The specimen, nicknamed "Scotty," is believed to have reached the ripe old age of 28 or was slightly older. That sounds pretty young to us, but in terms of T. rex, this is a long, long life.
The creature the researchers describe as "extremely tall" and "robust" is the largest ever discovered T. rex, but it was not a particularly recent find. Scotty was originally uncovered in 1
Scotty Roughly lived 68 million years ago, Earth was a bit different than today. His incredible size would have made the animal an intimidating sight, but it might not have used its raw power to actively prey on it. There is much debate in scientific circles about how the T. rex species lived, and it was possible that mighty beasts like Scotty were more comfortable tasting dead bodies than running down or ambushing their own meals.