Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King

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Peter L. Larson, Kenneth Carpenter
Indiana University Press, 2008 - Всего страниц: 435

With its massive head, enormous jaws, and formidable teeth, Tyrannosaurus rex has long been the young person's favorite creepy carnivore in the Mesozoic zoo. Nor has T. rex been ignored by the scientific community, as this new collection amply demonstrates. Scientists explore such questions as why T. rex had such small forelimbs; how the dinosaur moved; what bone pathologies tell us about life in the Cretaceous; and whether T. rex was a predator, a scavenger, or both. There are reports on newly discovered skeletons, on variation and sexual dimorphism, and how the big beasts chewed. The methods used by the contributors to unlock the mysteries of T. rex range from "old fashioned" stratigraphy to contemporary computer modeling. Together they yield a wealth of new information about one of the dinosaur world's most famous carnivores. An enclosed CD-ROM presents additional photographic and filmed reconstructions of the mighty beast.


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Wyomings Dynamosaurus imperiosus and Other Early Discoveries of Tyrannosaurus rex in the Rocky Mountain West
How Old Is T rex? Challenges with the Dating of Terrestrial Strata Deposited during the Maastrichtian Stage of the Cretaceous Period
Preliminary Account of the Tyrannosaurid Pete from the Lance Formation of Wyoming
Taphonomy of the Tyrannosaurus rex Pecks Rexfrom the Hell Creek Formation of Montana
Taphonomy and Environment of Deposition of a Juvenile Tyrannosaurid Skeleton from the Hell Creek Formation Latest Maastrichtian of Southeaste...
One Pretty Amazing T rex
Variation and Sexual Dimorphism in Tyrannosaurus rex
AnIntegral Morphodynamic Solution to a Simple Puzzle in Theropod Paleobiology
Palatal Kinesis of Tyrannosaurus rex
Reconstruction of the Jaw Musculature of Tyrannosaurus rex
Vestigialism in a Dinosaur
Tyrannosaurid Pathologies as Clues to Natureand Nurture in the Cretaceous
The Extreme Lifestyles and Habits of the Gigantic Tyrannosaurid Superpredators of the Late Cretaceous of North America and Asia
An Analysis of PredatorPrey Behavior in a HeadtoHead Encounter between Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops
A Critical Reappraisal of the Obligate Scavenging Hypothesisfor Tyrannosaurus rex and Other Tyrant Dinosaurs
A Century of Celebrity

Looking Again at the Forelimb of Tyrannosaurus rex
Digital Modeling of Tyrannosaurus rex at Rest
T rex Speed Trap
Atlas of the Skull Bones of Tyrannosaurus rex

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Peter Larson is founder and president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in Hill City, South Dakota, whose staff was responsible for excavating the T. rex known as "Stan." He lives in Hill City, South Dakota.

Kenneth Carpenter is the dinosaur paleontologist for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He is author of Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs (IUP, 2000) and editor of The Carnivorous Dinosaurs (IUP, 2005) and The Armored Dinosaurs (IUP, 2001). He lives in Aurora, Colorado.

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