how long and heavy do u think t-rex is?

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Since: Aug 09

Basildon, UK

#23 Jul 12, 2010
*How do you know? The skull may have been mesured wrong
Inter_Milano

Appignano, Italy

#24 Jul 12, 2010
Or simply have existed tyrannosaurs longer that 13 mt. There are many skeletons suggest that T-rex could reach a maximum size of at least 14 mt. Seems quite likely.

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Since: Mar 10

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#25 Jul 12, 2010
Many? No no, not even one at the moment. But that is besides the point. 14m Tyrannosaurus almost certainly would have existed, but would be rare giants. I mean, Sue is already a large animal, and its 'only' 12.8m.
Inter_Milano

Fermo, Italy

#26 Jul 12, 2010
3-4 specimens are assumed to be larger than Sue. Considering that we have about 20 adult skeletons, it's a good percentage of "giant" tyrannosaurs. Sue is probably not average (imo average is 12mt), but equally likely is not even one of the largest T-rexes of all time. However I do not consider the possible existence of a 53 ft specimen, it would be crazy. XD
I'd like to know what sources say this, in any case.

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#27 Jul 12, 2010
One specimen larger than Sue, MOR 008. And several are smaller than Sue.
Inter_Milano

Osimo, Italy

#28 Jul 13, 2010
Also MOR 1126 and UCMP 118742. Furthermore Rigby Rex is about the size of Sue.

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#29 Jul 13, 2010
Is MOR 1126 Celeste? No proof it is larger, at all. So dont go there. The other isnt larger, and Rigby Rex is the same size as you said.
Anonymous

Greer, SC

#30 Jul 13, 2010
^^
NOT!!!!!!!
Inter_Milano

Fermo, Italy

#31 Jul 13, 2010
Estimates of Celeste's size say that is 10% larger than Sue. We had to wait almost 30 years to know the exact dimensions of MOR 008, we'll probably have to do the same for Celeste. However, until Horner's estimates says that she's bigger, I trust him. UCMP 118742 is a sub-adult that reach the same size of Sue. Maybe he could be grown to 13 meters, maybe to 15, we'll never know. But it's sure that has exceeded the dimensions of Sue. Talking about Rigby I wanted to show that there are other T.rexes as big as Sue, so she isn't unique.
That's just my point of view, I do not pretend to know the complete truth.:)

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#32 Jul 13, 2010
And to me, Celeste is smaller than Sue, and there is no way for either view to be proven right at this time.
anomonyous

Irving, TX

#33 Jul 22, 2010
No more than 45 ft and 7 tons. Normally 40 ft and 6 tons
anomonyous

Irving, TX

#34 Jul 22, 2010
jack the t-rex wrote:
i think a full grown female is about 41 feet(12.5 meters)occasionally, someone finds one over 50 feet(16 meters)i live in montana and a week ago they found one 53.8 feet 17.5 meters long.weight ranges from 5 tons to 9 tons at max.
What about a male? 38-40 ft? People always seem to make the female animals more important, unless the sexual dimorphism is great.
MStar

Houston, TX

#35 Jul 22, 2010
Its not really about how big we "think" it was, but more of how big it WAS. I think that females grew to, at a stretch, 45 feet, and were on average about 39-41 feet. Males would have been about 40-41 feet max. and about 37-39 feet average.
They were most likely 6 - 8.5 tons.
MStar

Houston, TX

#36 Jul 22, 2010
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
Sorry,i meant Sue is not an AVERAGE Tyrannosaurus.
I thought you don't like averages? Remember from a certain other topic? XD

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#37 Jul 22, 2010
I perfer not to use 'averages' particulary when concerning extinct animals. From the fossils we have, Sue is clearly not average, which was the point of my pots.
Gigaguy

Greenville, SC

#38 Jul 29, 2011
Tyrannosaurus rex is obviously the most popular dinosaur known in the world (besides possibly Triceratops) and there are many (upwards of fifty) specimens that can be attributed to it.
Although most of the specimens say that T. rex usually grew to around 43 ft in length, there is one specimen which is an exception of the rule.
This exception is UCMP 118742, a gigantic maxilla appearing to belong to Tyrannosaurus rex. This maxilla is 29% larger than that of AMNH 5027 and about the same size (slightly smaller) as FMNH PR 2081, the most complete Tyrannosaurus specimen which grew upwards of twelve meters. However, my recent second admin for this blog, Terranigma Freak, along with a few other researchers, have determined it may have been even bigger than 'Sue', despite this.
But there's more: UCMP 118742 is only 16 years old, as when a normal T. rex lives to be about thirty years old [1].
That means that UCMP 118742 still needed a few years of growing to do, because reptiles grow all their lives. With three more years of growing, the max estimates for this dinosaur are 16 meters in length, even larger than that of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus [2].
Of course, this is probably too good to be true. UCMP 118742 may just be a specimen of Tyrannosaurus with a disproportionately large skull.
There are other, larger Tyrannosaurus specimens, too, though. One of the most publicized is MOR 008, a T. rex skull that was found in the 1960s that was just recently reconstructed that is 6.5 inches longer than that of FMNH PR2081, a difference of 6.5%

Since: Feb 11

Winnipeg, Canada

#39 Jul 29, 2011
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
Sue is already a large animal, and its 'only' 12.8m.
Remember though that we only have a few tyrannosaurus rex specimens and some being subadults, if we have a large specimen like this already and the possibility of others, its possible that giants like "Sue" may not have been uncommon!

Since: Feb 11

Winnipeg, Canada

#40 Jul 29, 2011
Gigaguy wrote:
That means that UCMP 118742 still needed a few years of growing to do, because reptiles grow all their lives. With three more years of growing,
Dinosaurs are not "reptiles", there are to many differences with them and reptiles to consider them reptiles! Also, dinosaurs probably didn't grow through out there lives like reptiles because dinosaurs were warm blooded and most warm blooded animals don't continue growing pasted the time they reach adult hood!

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Since: May 11

Perryville, Missouri

#41 Jul 29, 2011
39-42 feet long mabye the occasional 43 foot around 7 tons in weight

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Since: Jul 11

Just south of the South Pole

#42 Jul 30, 2011
Agreed.

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