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Folkmanis 15 Inch Stuffed Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex

A premium quality stuffed dinosaur from Folkmanis that doubles as a hand puppet!  Movable tongue and eyes.

15 Inches Tall

Folkmanis Stuffed Tyrannosaurus

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10 Dec 13

Folkmanis offers stuffed animals with a special bonus -
they come alive as hand puppets.  For teaching, story telling,
or just plain fun, free your imagination with Folkmanis!

Tyrannosaurus rex is the best-known and largest member of the group; its fossils are found in eastern Asia and western North America, where it lived 65 million–80 million years ago. The “king of the tyrant lizards,” as its Latin name is usually translated, was undoubtedly a biped, walking on powerfully developed hind limbs. If the animal had stood upright, it would have been more than 6.5 metres (21 feet) tall, but the usual posture was stooped, with the body carried forward and the tail held off the ground as a counterbalance. In this position a large adult could measure 14 metres long.

It has been estimated that a living T. rex could have weighed almost eight tons. The length of the skull alone was more than 1.3 metres and provided T. rex with tremendously strong jaws. Fossil skull bones are often several centimetres thick and are strongly braced to each other, which suggests a resistance to the forces of biting, both inflicted and received from other tyrannosaurs. Engineering models, in fact, show that the animal's bite force would easily have been capable of ripping through a car roof, as portrayed in the 1993 motion picture Jurassic Park. The huge mouth contained some 60 teeth, which could grow as long as 15 cm (6 inches). The front teeth were D-shaped in cross section, tapering toward the tip. The crowns of the teeth, like those of all animals except mammals, were shed and regrown frequently (every 250 days or so, on the basis of microscopic lines visible within the teeth). Serrations of the teeth bear deep pocketlike recesses in which bacteria may have flourished to provide an infectious bite, much like that of the giant Komodo dragon today.

"tyrannosaur" Encyclopædia Britannica  from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.

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