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T-Rex’s Biological Air Conditioner

A thermal image of a T. rex with its dorsotemporal fenestra glowing on the skull
A graphic thermal image of a T. rex with its dorsotemporal fenestra glowing on the skull
Brian Engh

Thermal images of alligators taken by a team of scientists led by Casey Holliday, a professor of anatomy at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, suggest that the Tyrannosaurus rex may have had blood vessels in its skull that helped the giant predator to regulate its body temperature – in other words, a biological air conditioner. read more

Largest Ever T-Rex Found in Canada

"Scotty" was 13 meters long (42.7 ft) and weighed an estimated 8,800 kg (19,401 lb)
“Scotty” was 13 meters long (42.7 ft) and weighed an estimated 8,800 kg (19,401 lb)(Credit:Amanda Kelley)

Back in 1991, paleontologists from Canada’s University of Alberta discovered the fossilized remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in the province of Saskatchewan. Nicknamed “Scotty” in honor of a celebratory bottle of Scotch that was enjoyed when its skeleton was found, it has now been declared the world’s largest T rex. read more