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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.

Read more Fun Dinosaur Facts in today’s Science Fun!

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