SEP 16, 2018 6:32 PM PDT

If You Thought T. Rex Was Big, Then Watch This

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

Dinosaur-themed Hollywood movies have hyped up Tyrannosaurus Rex, making it seem like the king of all dinosaurs. But realistically, T. Rex was quite small when compared to other dinosaurs.

Many of the largest dinosaurs of all time were herbivores with incredibly long necks tailored for reaching into the tallest trees for food. But as herbivorous dinosaurs evolved to be as big as they were, carnivorous dinosaurs needed to follow suit if they wanted to survive.

Still, many herbivorous dinosaurs continued to grow. One class of herbivorous dinosaur, known as titanosaurs, were among some of the tallest of the bunch. They were so tall that they could devour trees as if they were a giant corn-on-the-cob.

Comparatively, T.Rex would look like a puny little lizard if put in the same room with some known titanosaurs.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
DEC 06, 2019
Genetics & Genomics
DEC 06, 2019
Invasive Mussels are Taking Over Australia's Coastlines
Any type of organism that is not native to a location but ends up there anyway is considered an invasive species....
DEC 13, 2019
Health & Medicine
DEC 13, 2019
Mandatory Warning Labels for California Cannabis Products, Unsafe for Mothers-to-be
As the first state to legalize medical marijuana, California is to date one of the largest cannabis markets in the United States. A nine-member panel of sc...
DEC 29, 2019
Plants & Animals
DEC 29, 2019
Anthills Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg
At first glance, an anthill looks like a small pile of sand on the Earth with a tiny hole in the top that ants crawl into to evade danger, but they’r...
FEB 02, 2020
Plants & Animals
FEB 02, 2020
These Fish Beach Themselves When it Comes Time to Mate
Most fish probably cringe at the idea of beaching themselves on purpose, especially since they can’t breathe out of water. But this is something that...
FEB 02, 2020
Earth & The Environment
FEB 02, 2020
Land use in the tropics: what we could do better
Research published recently in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution reports that our collective misuse of tropical lands is negatively impacting the...
FEB 12, 2020
Earth & The Environment
FEB 12, 2020
Urban Heat-Islands Mistakenly Signal Spring to Trees
Have you noticed trees and other vegetation in your city turning green earlier than usual? A new study from Iowa State University has shown that urban land...
Loading Comments...