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It was almost 30 years for scientists to piece together the largest T. rex

The world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex
This is the rex of rexes

Scotty is the oldest T. rex known which was studied by scientists in Canada. Tyrannosaurus Rex is 12, 8 meters long and 8,87 tonnes weight by estimated

Scotty the largest dinosaur skeleton,  which was registered at the Anatomical Record.
T. rex had lived in Canada’s area 66 million years ago.
Its bones were excavated in Saskatchewan, the western province of Canada in 1991. 
The paleontologist had worked on the skeleton in one year to clean it out from the stones and grits.
The project was managed by Phil Currie from University for Alberta
Recently They have finished with Scotty and could measure the whole skeleton.
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Scotty is the largest and the oldest T. Rex
“There is considerable size variability among Tyrannosaurus. Some individuals were lankier than others and some were more robust. Scotty exemplifies the robust. Take careful measurements of its legs, hips, and even shoulder, and Scotty comes out a bit heftier than other T. rex specimens.” said Scott Persons
Scotty got his name about the whiskey because the scientists clinked glasses with Scotty when they found the T. Rex. The dino made a new record with its size and age too.

“Scotty is the oldest T. rex known,” Persons explains. “By which I mean, it would have had the most candles on its last birthday cake.
You can get an idea of how old a dinosaur is by cutting into its bones and studying its growth patterns. Scotty is all old growth.”

It has a lot of broken ribs and bites marks on its jaw-bone.
The dinosaurs grew up very quickly and this is the reason to die early.

“By Tyrannosaurus standards, it had an unusually long life. And it was a violent one,” Persons said.
“Riddled across the skeleton are pathologies—spots where scarred bone records large injuries.”

You can see Scotty if you visit the museum in Saskatchewan from May.

via ualberta