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Tyrannosaurus

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Name:
Tyrannosaurus rex
Abilities:
Strength, Jaw Strength, Speed, Roar, Endurable
Occupation:
Giant Theropod
Home:
Skull Island
First Appearance:
King Kong (1933 film)
Diet:
Carnivore
Status:
Became extinct when Skull Island sunk into the ocean
Size:
4-5/10. meters

The Tyrannosaurus is a Theropod dinosaur the lives on Skull Island.

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Tyrannosaurus rex was a dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It now lives on Skull Island where Kong and other creatures live. It is also the dinosaur that Kong battled during Ann Darrow's experience on Skull Island in the original King Kong. Kong was out in the jungle when he heard Ann scream so he rushed over and fought the T. Rex. Eventually, Kong overcame the carnivore, wrestled it to the ground and snapped its jaws killing it.

Facts[]

The Tyrannosaurus Rex stood 4 meters (13 feet) tall at the hips, measured 13.2 meters (43 feet) in length, and weighed well over 7 tons. It was nearly the biggest known meat-eater, although the Giganotosaurus and Spinosaurus were the largest reaching lengths of over 14 meters. Mapusaurus and Carcharodontosaurus were both larger than T. Rex. Tyrannosaurus Rex lived in the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago.

Name[]

The T. Rex was modeled after Charles R. Knight's depiction of a Tyrannosaurus. There is some confusion, however, as to the name of this dinosaur as it possesses three fingers per hand, unlike Tyrannosaurus which had only two. However, the number of fingers in Tyrannosaurus was disputed at the time, as a complete manus was uncovered until the mid-1990s. In the documentary I'm King Kong! The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper, included on the 2 disk DVD release of King Kong, Cooper refers to this beast as an Allosaurus, not a Tyrannosaurus, which would help explain the number of fingers. However, the creature was originally intended to be a Tyrannosaurus designed for the canceled Willis O'Brien film Creation (1931). It may also be worth noting that the Tyrannosaurus present in Willis O'Brien's earlier project The Lost World (1925) also had a third finger. Thus, this dinosaur does indeed appear to be a T. Rex.

Trivia[]

  • The Tyrannosaurus was pinkish red in the colorized version of the original film.
  • The Tyrannosaurus was replaced by 3 Vastatosaurus rexes in the 2005 remake.

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