Tyrannosaurus males

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#1 Dec 3, 2010
I'm kind of wondering why people always think that the male T. Rex's were wimps. Just because they're smaller, doesn't mean they're substantially smaller. Probaly not any more than 3 ft in terms of length, and most of the time the 2 genders were probaly difficult to indentify.

People seem to think that the male was 30 ft long or something and would get eaten by females like a black widow or something, and that they were just big enough to prevent from getting eaten by dromaesaurus. In fact, the male could probaly hold his own against a female, and could have eaten the puny raptors for appetizers any day of the week.

In fact, I think that if t. rex's did mate for life, the male tyrannosaurus may have done most of the hunting if the babies needed attending to because of the female's instincts for that ( although the females were certainly very good at hunting too). Perhaps the males were even a tad bit more aggressive at times ( a trait often seen in modern day birds, I believe). So, whaddya think?

Since: Nov 10

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#2 Dec 3, 2010
I have always thought males and females were of equal sizes. Is there any evidence to prove otherwise?

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#3 Dec 3, 2010
Well, not much, but it is generally accepted that the females were bigger.
mattking

Brandon, Canada

#4 Dec 3, 2010
anomonyous wrote:
I'm kind of wondering why people always think that the male T. Rex's were wimps. Just because they're smaller, doesn't mean they're substantially smaller. Probaly not any more than 3 ft in terms of length, and most of the time the 2 genders were probaly difficult to indentify.
People seem to think that the male was 30 ft long or something and would get eaten by females like a black widow or something, and that they were just big enough to prevent from getting eaten by dromaesaurus. In fact, the male could probaly hold his own against a female, and could have eaten the puny raptors for appetizers any day of the week.
In fact, I think that if t. rex's did mate for life, the male tyrannosaurus may have done most of the hunting if the babies needed attending to because of the female's instincts for that ( although the females were certainly very good at hunting too). Perhaps the males were even a tad bit more aggressive at times ( a trait often seen in modern day birds, I believe). So, whaddya think?
You go girl!(kiding)

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Since: Mar 10

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#5 Dec 4, 2010
There is only one Tyrannosaurus with a certain gender, and she is hardly a huge individual.

All other specimens are 'its' currently.
Altanative Baryonyx

Milan, Italy

#6 Dec 4, 2010
anomonyous wrote:
Well, not much, but it is generally accepted that the females were bigger.
U so funny XD! U urself admit dere r no proofs, but u also say "Its GENERALLY ACCEPTED dat females were bigga". On da basis of VAT is it generally accepted??? R u drunk XD?

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#7 Dec 4, 2010
Somebody came up with "females are bigger than males because the females are robust and the males are gracile" or something, and there's not much proof of that. So maybe you're right.

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#8 Dec 4, 2010
It was based on the (wrong, i might add) assumption that the robustness of Sue (and something to do with her pelvis area, i think) indicated her as being female. Since Sue is huge, people started to speculate that females were larger (WWD added "and more agresive" into the equation, like you can tell that from mere bones).
But like i said, only one specimen has been preserved with medullary tisue in its leg, present in female birds of reproductive age. In other words, if a fossil has medullary tisue preserved in it, she is female. If not, it may be male OR female, but we currently have no way of knowing.

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#9 Dec 4, 2010
I think that maybe the females were a tad bit larger, but not any more aggresive. Also, some people think that the t. rex in jp 3 lost because it was a male, which is just utter bullshit. At any rate, if a male and female were standing side to side, there would be no obvious difference in size or aggressiveness.
Ronald mcdonald

San Francisco, CA

#10 Dec 4, 2010
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
It was based on the (wrong, i might add) assumption that the robustness of Sue (and something to do with her pelvis area, i think) indicated her as being female. Since Sue is huge, people started to speculate that females were larger (WWD added "and more agresive" into the equation, like you can tell that from mere bones).
But like i said, only one specimen has been preserved with medullary tisue in its leg, present in female birds of reproductive age. In other words, if a fossil has medullary tisue preserved in it, she is female. If not, it may be male OR female, but we currently have no way of knowing.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/russia2018/index...

Pwned by a dishwasher.........

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Since: Mar 10

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#11 Dec 4, 2010
Pwned by a dishwasher.........
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Ronald mcdonald

San Francisco, CA

#12 Dec 4, 2010
I ROFLd'. 2 votes..........

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#13 Dec 5, 2010
Oh yeah, that. Some idiots said they would get us into it, then at the voting bit they voted against us. Traitors.
Ah what the heck, who gives a hell.
Ronald mcdonald

San Francisco, CA

#14 Dec 5, 2010
Russia still PWNZORED you.

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