Fun Dinosaur Facts!
Tyrannosaurus’ comes from the Greek words meaning ‘tyrant lizard’, while the word ‘rex’ means ‘king’ in Latin.
Tyrannosaurus rex is often abbreviated to T-Rex.
Tyrannosaurus rex lived in an area of the Earth that now makes up western North America.
Tyrannosaurus rex measured up to 42 feet in length, 13 feet at the hip and could weigh up to 7 tons!
The name ‘Triceratops’ comes from the Greek language, with ‘tri’ meaning three and ‘keratops’ meaning horned face.
Triceratops lived in the late Cretaceous Period (around 65 million years ago).
It needed its three horns to try and protect itself from the Tyrannosaurus Rex which lived during the same time period.
The Stegosaurus is the most famous dinosaur from a group of dinosaurs known as Stegosauria. They were all herbivores (plant eaters) and featured rows of unique bones that developed into plates and spines along their back and tail.
The name ‘Stegosaurus’ comes from the Greek words ‘stegos’ meaning roof and ‘sauros’ meaning lizard.
The skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex alone measured up to 5 feet long.
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