University of Alberta discovers world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

 

EDMONTON- Paleontologists at the University of Alberta say they have discovered the world’s biggest and oldest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.

Named for a bottle of scotch that was shared the night it was discovered, “Scotty” is also the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada.

The meat-eater, which has a skeleton that is 13 meters long, weighed more than 8,800 kilograms when it roamed prehistoric Saskatchewan roughly 66 million years ago.

That’s about 400 kilograms heavier than its heaviest counterparts.

It was first discovered in 1991, but it took many years for the sandstone encasing the bones to be removed.

The skeleton will be on display at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.

(The Canadian Press)

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