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Near Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tyrannosaurus rex

"king tyrant lizard"

 
 
Tyrannosaurus rex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
1. Tyrannosaurus rex Marker
Inscription.  T. rex was a spectacularly fearsome beast, the largest carnivore ever to walk the earth. One specimen measured 50 feet long and may have weighed 8 tons. Its monstrous 3-foot jaws bore 60 serrated teeth up to 7 inches long, perfect for slicing through flesh. It lived in the Late Cretaceous, from 100 to 65 million years ago, and stalked western North America from Montana to Texas. Though too massive for long or rapid chases, it may have dined on easy prey, like young sauropods or young duckbilis, or even scavenged dead carrion. It was certainly capable of intimidating smaller predators away from their kill.
 
Erected by Dinosaur Valley State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PaleontologyParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 32° 14.866′ N, 97° 48.969′ W. Marker is near Glen Rose, Texas, in Somervell County. Marker is on Park Road 59, one mile north of County Highway 205, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located next to the Dinosaur Valley State Park Store.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose TX 76043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making a Dinosaur (here, next to this marker); Dinosaurs (here, next to this marker); Apatosaurus (here, next to this marker); World's Fair Wonders (a few steps from this marker); Misleading Models (a few steps from this marker); An Ancient Story (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ancient Secrets Revealed (about 700 feet away); Deep Water Shelter (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rose.
 
Also see . . .  Tyrannosaurus.
Tyrannosaurus is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meaning "king" in Latin), often called T. rex or colloquially T-Rex, is one of the best represented of these large theropods. Tyrannosaurus lived throughout what is now western North America, on what was then an island continent known as Laramidia. Tyrannosaurus had a much wider range than other tyrannosaurids. Fossils are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the Maastrichtian age of the Upper Cretaceous period, 68 to 66 million years ago. It was the last known member of the tyrannosaurids and among the last non-avian dinosaurs
The Tyrannosaurus rex and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
2. The Tyrannosaurus rex and Marker
to exist before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the World’s Fair Dinosaurs - Apatosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
3. The view of the World’s Fair Dinosaurs - Apatosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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