VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #10
Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur facts VR 360 video education
The next video in the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia series is now available on youtube. In this VR 360 video, we bring you new and unknown facts about T-rex – the dinosaur that is Tyrannosaurus rex.
Tyrannosaurus rex is a genus of theropods. This dinosaur is one of the most recognized large theropods. It lived in the Upper Cretaceous about 68 to 66 million years ago.
Tyrannosaurus was a bipedal carnivore with a massive skull that was balanced by a long, heavy tail. The remains of this dinosaur were first discovered in 1874 near Golden, Colorado in the United States. More fossils of this dinosaur were found in the 1990s near eastern Wyoming. Initially thought to be the fossils of Deinodon but the theory was disproven and is now believed to be the remains of Tyrannosaurus rex. In the 1960s, 42 skeletons of this dinosaur were recovered from about 34 fossilized bones, ranging from 5% to 60% total according to bone count. In 1992, the second most complete skeleton was recovered from 199 bones which are 70% of the total T-rex.
As for the structure of this dinosaur, it is also very interesting. T-rex had a powerful rear limb, while its forelegs were short and extremely powerful for its size. In addition, T-rex had two clawed toes. The most complete specimen of this dinosaur measures up to 12.3m long and its weight is estimated at 6 metric tons to even 8 metric tons. This means that this dinosaur specimen was as long as 2 elephants and as heavy as 10 adult cows. Tyrannosaurus rex had the greatest bite force of any land animal.
As for the diet of Tyrannosaurus, it fed on hydrozoa, juvenile herbivores such as ceratopsians, and ankylosaurs. There is a hypothesis that it also fed on sauropods. There are many theories that T-rex was primarily a scavenger. However, today’s paleontologists believe that this dinosaur was both an active predator and scavenger.
Scientists have managed to estimate the range of possible maximum speeds reached by the T-rex while running. It is estimated that it was mostly 32 km/h. The highest estimated speed was 72 km/h, which is quite impressive considering its size.
This is just part of the information that was included in our VR 360 video. Watch the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #10 video in the post and continue our VR 360 video education about dinosaurs.