- Dinosaur "Flesh" Found in a Surprise Discovery (CBS News)
"In an announcement that conjured up thoughts of the movie 'Jurassic Park,' researchers revealed they had recovered soft tissues that resemble blood vessels and even cells from a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex."
"They don't know if they'll be able to recover DNA the blueprint to life that was the key to recreating the giant animals in the fictional film."
- Earliest Known T. rex Dinosaur Found (Nature.com)
"Ask any dinner-party palaeontologist and they'll tell you that, despite its star turn in Jurassic Park, Tyrannosaurus rex didn't live in the Jurassic period. But now a team in China has found a tyrannousaur that did, and it gives us valuable clues about the rise of this clan of prehistoric predators."
"The new species, found in Xinjiang province in northwestern China, lived around 160 million years ago. This makes it more than twice as old as T. rex, and the most primitive known member of the family."
- Miniature T. Rex Discovered (USA Today)
"Tyrannosaurus Rex's likely ancestors started small, but perfectly armed, some 125 million years ago, dinosaur researchers reported Thursday. Puny arms, massive jaws, swift legs all the ingredients of the king of the carnivores adorned a newly discovered dinosaur, Raptorex kriegsteini, reported by the journal Science. But Raptorex was only about 1/90 the size of Tyrannosaurus, and flourished about 40 million years before T.Rex appears in the fossil record."
- Sue, Most Complete T-Rex Fossil on Display (FieldMuseum.org)
Provides pictures and information. 02-06
- T. Rex Was a Cannibal (CNN News)
"Tyrannosaurus Rex's likely ancestors started small, but perfectly armed, some 125 million years ago, dinosaur researchers reported Thursday. Puny arms, massive jaws, swift legs all the ingredients of the king of the carnivores adorned a newly discovered dinosaur, Raptorex kriegsteini, reported by the journal Science. But Raptorex was only about 1/90 the size of Tyrannosaurus, and flourished about 40 million years before T.Rex appears in the fossil record." 09-09
- Tyrannosaurus rex (American Museum of Natural History)
"Almost everything about this dinosaur -- the four-foot-long jaw, the six-inch-long teeth, and the huge thigh bones -- bespeaks the enormous power of Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest theropod (or meat-eating) dinosaurs that ever existed." Visitors sometimes misspell as Tyranosaurus or Tyranosorus.
- Tyrannosaurus rex (EnchantedLearning.com)
Provides diagrams and other information on Tyrannosaurus rex and other dinosaurs. Includes a search engine that checks for spelling errors.
- Tyrannosaurus rex (FieldMuseum.org)
"Tyrannosaurus rex (ty-RAN-o-sawr-us) meaning "king tyrant lizard" because of its size and large teeth and claws (Greek tyrannos = 'tyrant' + sauros = 'lizard'; Latin rex = 'king'), also known colloquially as 'T. rex' and 'The King of the Dinosaurs', was a giant carnivorous theropod dinosaur from the Upper Maastrichtian, the last stage of the Cretaceous period, 6865 million years ago."
- Tyrannosaurus rex Ancestor Had Feathers (Nature.com)
"Ancestors of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex were clothed in delicate feathers, a fossil discovered in China suggests. The find may come as a surprise to people used to images of Tyrannosaurus as a scaly monster. But many palaeontologists [sic] have been predicting just such a find ever since the first evidence of a dinosaur with a feathery coat came from the same site in Liaoning in 1995."
"The 130 million-year-old fossil is the oldest member recorded from the tyrannosauroid family, and the first in the group with a feather-like covering." "Paleontologist" is the correct spelling in the United States.
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