Tyrannosaurus rex

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A bust of a Tyrannosaurus rex

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Tyrannosaurus rex m

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Tyrannosauridae — a large carnivous dinosaur.

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Tyrannosaurus rex (countable and uncountable, plural Tyrannosaurus rex or Tyrannosaurus rexes)

  1. A giant carnivorous theropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous period.
    • 1999, Fred Setterberg, America: True Stories of Life on the Road (ISBN 1885211287), page 244:
      Some of the most spectacular beasts in East Coast museums happen to be Tyrannosaurus rexes from Montana.
    • 2003, Donald J. Richgels, Going to Kindergarten: A Year with an Outstanding Teacher (ISBN 0810845334), page 222:
      "Now, Dr. Richgels, you picked a folder from the story box. Could you show us the one that you picked?" Mine shows two Tyrannosaurus rexes fighting []
    • 2009, Allen A. Debus, Prehistoric Monsters: The Real and Imagined Creatures of the Past (ISBN 0786442816), page 251:
      So Lyell's view is not inconsistent with Dollo's Law of Irreversibility in that, under awful (i.e., evolutionary) changes, biological organisms would not follow the same unlikely path regenerating, say, DNA-exact Tyrannosaurus rexes from ancestral chicken stock in some future age.

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