In a new study, scientists have discovered the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex.
They also found the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada.
The research was done by University of Alberta paleontologists.
According to the team, the 13-meter-long T. rex is nicknamed “Scotty” lived 66 million years ago in prehistoric Saskatchewan.
The T. rex’s leg bones suggest the living weight of the dinosaur was more than 8,800 kg.
This makes it bigger than all other carnivorous dinosaurs.
The project’s first progress was in 1991 when the skeleton was first discovered. The hard sandstone that encased the bones took more than a decade to remove.
The scientist also suggests that T. rex Scotty died in its early 30s. But it is the oldest T. rex known.
They found Scotty had several injuries, including broken ribs, an infected jaw, and what may be a bite from another T. rex on its tail.
The team suggests Scotty is the largest terrestrial predator known to science. In May 2019, a new exhibit featuring the skeleton of Scotty is set to open at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
The lead author of the study is Scott Persons, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences.
The study was published in The Anatomical Record.
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