The T. rex could have been 70% larger than the fossils suggest, a new study shows

There’s no denying it tyrannosaurus rex he was one of the biggest and baddest dinosaurs to always walk the planet. But exactly how big could this ferocious dinosaur get? In a new survey, researchers have attempted to answer this question.

Paleontologists at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario estimated it was the largest Tyrannosaurus it may have tipped the scales at a whopping 33,000 pounds (15,000 kilograms), making it heavier than an average school bus, which weighs about 24,000 pounds (11,000 kg). The scientists presented their findings Nov. 5 at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s (SVP) annual conference in Toronto.

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