Tyrannosaurus rex

Trex jaw
Image by Mike Chung (Redpath museum).

Redpath Museum Tyrannosaurus rex skull fragments are on loan from the Chicago Field Museum. The pieces of jaw with teeth are casts of the real fossil bones from the Tyrannosaurus rex named “Sue”.

Name means: Tyrant Lizard King
Group: Theropoda
Adult size: 12 metres long (39 ft), 5-6 metres high (18-19 ft)

Tyrannosaurus rex: size comparison
Image credit: Matt Martyniuk. Accessed at the Wikipedia Commons. License terms.

Weight: 6 tonnes
Lived during: Late Cretaceous (74 million years ago)
Group: Theropoda
Diet: Carnivore, probably scavenged meat from animals that were already killed rather than chasing and hunting fresh prey.
Distribution: Fossils discovered in western North America
Other info: Teeth had serrated edges like a steak knife for sawing flesh.

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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