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Tyrann steht für: den Inhaber der Tyrannis, einer unumschränkten Einzelherrschaft, die auf einen gewaltsamen Umsturz zurückgeht, in Staaten der antiken. Als Tyrannei bezeichnet man in stark abwertendem Sinn eine als illegitim betrachtete Gewalt- und Willkürherrschaft eines Machthabers oder einer Gruppe. Tyrann, der. Grammatik Substantiv (Maskulinum) · Genitiv Singular 1: Tyrannen · Genitiv Singular 2 (selten): Tyranns · Nominativ Plural.

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Als Tyrannei bezeichnet man in stark abwertendem Sinn eine als illegitim betrachtete Gewalt- und Willkürherrschaft eines Machthabers oder einer Gruppe. Die Tyrannen (Tyrannidae), gelegentlich auch Neuweltfliegenschnäpper genannt, sind eine Familie der Sperlingsvögel. Sie unterscheiden sich in ihrem. Tyrann steht für: den Inhaber der Tyrannis, einer unumschränkten Einzelherrschaft, die auf einen gewaltsamen Umsturz zurückgeht, in Staaten der antiken. Ideologen, Sadisten und andere Tyrannen. Unter den Machthaber der Geschichte gab es viele Psychopathen und Diktatoren. Manche ragen aber durch ihre. Definition, Rechtschreibung, Synonyme und Grammatik von 'Tyrann' auf Duden online nachschlagen. Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. Tyrann, der. Grammatik Substantiv (Maskulinum) · Genitiv Singular 1: Tyrannen · Genitiv Singular 2 (selten): Tyranns · Nominativ Plural. [2] „Dieser alte Tyrann mochte es sogar, wenn Käthe ihm widersprach.“ [3] Tyrannen verteidigen ihr Revier mit lautem Rufen und gewagten Flugmanövern.

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Teratophoneus curriei. Bistahieversor sealeyi. Lythronax argestes. Tyrannosaurus rex. Tarbosaurus bataar. Zhuchengtyrannus magnus. Other tyrannosaurid fossils found in the same formations as T.

Gilmore in Bakker , Phil Currie , and Michael Williams, then the curator of paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where the original specimen was housed and is now on display.

Their initial research indicated that the skull bones were fused, and that it therefore represented an adult specimen. In light of this, Bakker and colleagues assigned the skull to a new genus named Nanotyrannus meaning "dwarf tyrant", for its apparently small adult size.

The specimen is estimated to have been around 5. This discovery prompted a conference on tyrannosaurs focused on the issues of Nanotyrannus validity at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Several paleontologists who had previously published opinions that N.

He also argued that Stygivenator , generally considered to be a juvenile T. In , analysis of limb proportions by Persons and Currie suggested Nanotyrannus specimens to have differing cursoriality levels, potentially separating it from T.

According to Schmerge, as that feature is absent in T. A study by Holly Woodward and colleagues showed the specimens referred to Nanotyrannus were all ontogenetically immature and found it probable that these specimens belonged to T.

No significant sexual or phylogenetic variation was discernible among any of the 44 specimens studied, with Carr stating that characters of potential phylogenetic importance decrease throughout age at the same rate as growth occurs.

Carr concluded that "the 'nanomorphs' are not all that similar to each other and instead form an important bridge in the growth series of T.

The identification of several specimens as juvenile T. Histologic analysis of T. Histology has also allowed the age of other specimens to be determined.

Growth curves can be developed when the ages of different specimens are plotted on a graph along with their mass.

During this rapid growth phase, a young T. At 18 years of age, the curve plateaus again, indicating that growth slowed dramatically.

A study by Hutchinson and colleagues in corroborated the previous estimation methods in general, but their estimation of peak growth rates is significantly higher; it found that the "maximum growth rates for T.

Medullary tissue is found only in female birds during ovulation, indicating that B-rex was of reproductive age.

This also confirmed the identity of the specimen as a female. The discovery of medullary bone tissue within Tyrannosaurus may prove valuable in determining the sex of other dinosaur species in future examinations, as the chemical makeup of medullary tissue is unmistakable.

An additional study published in by Woodward and colleagues, for the journal Science Advances indicates that during their growth from juvenile to adult, Tyrannosaurus was capable of slowing down its growth to counter environmental factors such as lack of food.

The study, focusing on two juvenile specimens between 13 and 15 years old housed at the Burpee Museum in Illinois, indicates that the rate of maturation for Tyrannosaurus was dependent on resource abundance.

This study also indicates that in such changing environments, Tyrannosaurus was particularly well-suited to an environment that shifted yearly in regards to resource abundance, hinting that other midsize predators might have had difficulty surviving in such harsh conditions and explaining the niche partitioning between juvenile and adult tyrannosaurs.

The study further indicates that Tyrannosaurus and the dubious genus Nanotyrannus are synonymous, due to analysis of the growth rings in the bones of the two specimens studied.

Over half of the known T. These species are characterized by high infant mortality rates, followed by relatively low mortality among juveniles.

Mortality increases again following sexual maturity, partly due to the stresses of reproduction. One study suggests that the rarity of juvenile T.

This rarity may also be due to the incompleteness of the fossil record or to the bias of fossil collectors towards larger, more spectacular specimens.

Paul also writes that Tyrannosaurus reproduced quickly and died young, but attributes their short life spans to the dangerous lives they lived.

The discovery of feathered dinosaurs led to debate regarding whether, and to what extent, Tyrannosaurus might have been feathered.

A conference abstract published in posited that theropods such as Tyrannosaurus had their upper teeth covered in lips, instead of bare teeth as seen in crocodilians.

This was based on the presence of enamel , which according to the study needs to remain hydrated, an issue not faced by aquatic animals like crocodilians.

Crocodiles don't really have flat scales but rather cracked keratinized skin, by observing the hummocky rugosity of tyrannosaurids, and comparing it to extant lizards they found that tyrannosaurids had squamose scales rather than a crocodillian-like skin.

As the number of known specimens increased, scientists began to analyze the variation between individuals and discovered what appeared to be two distinct body types, or morphs , similar to some other theropod species.

As one of these morphs was more solidly built, it was termed the 'robust' morph while the other was termed ' gracile '.

Several morphological differences associated with the two morphs were used to analyze sexual dimorphism in T.

For example, the pelvis of several 'robust' specimens seemed to be wider, perhaps to allow the passage of eggs. In recent years, evidence for sexual dimorphism has been weakened.

A study reported that previous claims of sexual dimorphism in crocodile chevron anatomy were in error, casting doubt on the existence of similar dimorphism between T.

The differences could also be age-related, with 'robust' individuals being older animals. Only a single T. Examination of B-rex demonstrated the preservation of soft tissue within several bones.

Some of this tissue has been identified as a medullary tissue, a specialized tissue grown only in modern birds as a source of calcium for the production of eggshell during ovulation.

As only female birds lay eggs, medullary tissue is only found naturally in females, although males are capable of producing it when injected with female reproductive hormones like estrogen.

This strongly suggests that B-rex was female, and that she died during ovulation. The shared presence of medullary tissue in birds and theropod dinosaurs is further evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between the two.

Like many bipedal dinosaurs, T. This concept dates from Joseph Leidy 's reconstruction of Hadrosaurus , the first to depict a dinosaur in a bipedal posture.

It stood in an upright pose for 77 years, until it was dismantled in By , scientists realized this pose was incorrect and could not have been maintained by a living animal, as it would have resulted in the dislocation or weakening of several joints , including the hips and the articulation between the head and the spinal column.

To sit down, Tyrannosaurus may have settled its weight backwards and rested its weight on a pubic boot, the wide expansion at the end of the pubis in some dinosaurs.

With its weight rested on the pelvis, it may have been free to move the hindlimbs. Getting back up again might have involved some stabilization from the diminutive forelimbs.

Nonetheless, Tyrannosaurus was probably able to get up if it fell, which only would have required placing the limbs below the center of gravity, with the tail as an effective counterbalance.

When T. The bones show large areas for muscle attachment, indicating considerable strength. This was recognized as early as by Osborn, who speculated that the forelimbs may have been used to grasp a mate during copulation.

Another possibility is that the forelimbs held struggling prey while it was killed by the tyrannosaur's enormous jaws. This hypothesis may be supported by biomechanical analysis.

The biceps brachii muscle of an adult T. The M. In contrast, the same two joints in Deinonychus allow up to 88 and degrees of motion, respectively, while a human arm can rotate degrees at the shoulder and move through degrees at the elbow.

The heavy build of the arm bones, strength of the muscles, and limited range of motion may indicate a system evolved to hold fast despite the stresses of a struggling prey animal.

In the first detailed scientific description of Tyrannosaurus forelimbs, paleontologists Kenneth Carpenter and Matt Smith dismissed notions that the forelimbs were useless or that T.

According to paleontologist Steven M. Stanley , the 1 metre 3. Tyrannosaurus , like most dinosaurs, was long thought to have an ectothermic "cold-blooded" reptilian metabolism.

The idea of dinosaur ectothermy was challenged by scientists like Robert T. Bakker and John Ostrom in the early years of the " Dinosaur Renaissance ", beginning in the late s.

Histological evidence of high growth rates in young T. Growth curves indicate that, as in mammals and birds, T. Oxygen isotope ratios in fossilized bone are sometimes used to determine the temperature at which the bone was deposited, as the ratio between certain isotopes correlates with temperature.

This small temperature range between the body core and the extremities was claimed by paleontologist Reese Barrick and geochemist William Showers to indicate that T.

Such thermoregulation may also be explained by gigantothermy , as in some living sea turtles. In the March issue of Science , Mary Higby Schweitzer of North Carolina State University and colleagues announced the recovery of soft tissue from the marrow cavity of a fossilized leg bone from a T.

The bone had been intentionally, though reluctantly, broken for shipping and then not preserved in the normal manner, specifically because Schweitzer was hoping to test it for soft tissue.

Flexible, bifurcating blood vessels and fibrous but elastic bone matrix tissue were recognized. In addition, microstructures resembling blood cells were found inside the matrix and vessels.

The structures bear resemblance to ostrich blood cells and vessels. Whether an unknown process, distinct from normal fossilization, preserved the material, or the material is original, the researchers do not know, and they are careful not to make any claims about preservation.

The absence of previous finds may be the result of people assuming preserved tissue was impossible, therefore not looking.

Since the first, two more tyrannosaurs and a hadrosaur have also been found to have such tissue-like structures. In studies reported in Science in April , Asara and colleagues concluded that seven traces of collagen proteins detected in purified T.

The discovery of proteins from a creature tens of millions of years old, along with similar traces the team found in a mastodon bone at least , years old, upends the conventional view of fossils and may shift paleontologists' focus from bone hunting to biochemistry.

Until these finds, most scientists presumed that fossilization replaced all living tissue with inert minerals. Paleontologist Hans Larsson of McGill University in Montreal, who was not part of the studies, called the finds "a milestone", and suggested that dinosaurs could "enter the field of molecular biology and really slingshot paleontology into the modern world".

The presumed soft tissue was called into question by Thomas Kaye of the University of Washington and his co-authors in They contend that what was really inside the tyrannosaur bone was slimy biofilm created by bacteria that coated the voids once occupied by blood vessels and cells.

They found similar spheres in a variety of other fossils from various periods, including an ammonite. In the ammonite they found the spheres in a place where the iron they contain could not have had any relationship to the presence of blood.

Even moderately fast speeds would have required large leg muscles. This ankle feature may have helped the animal to run more efficiently.

Additionally, a study indicates that Tyrannosaurus and other tyrannosaurids were exceptionally efficient walkers.

Studies by Dececchi et al. The research team then applied a variety of methods to estimate each dinosaur's top speed when running as well as how much energy each dinosaur expended while moving at more relaxed speeds such as when walking.

Among smaller to medium-sized species such as dromaeosaurids, longer legs appear to be an adaptation for faster running, in line with previous results by other researchers.

The results further indicate that smaller theropods evolved long legs as a means to both aid in hunting and escape from larger predators while larger theropods that evolved long legs did so to reduce the energy costs and increase foraging efficiency, as they were freed from the demands of predation pressure due to their role as apex predators.

Compared to more basal groups of theropods in the study, tyrannosaurs like Tyrannosaurus itself showed a marked increase in foraging efficiency due to reduced energy expenditures during hunting or scavenging.

This in turn likely resulted in tyrannosaurs having a reduced need for hunting forays and requiring less food to sustain themselves as a result.

Additionally, the research, in conjunction with studies that show tyrannosaurs were more agile than other large bodied-theropods, indicates they were quite well-adapted to a long-distance stalking approach followed by a quick burst of speed to go for the kill.

Analogies can be noted between tyrannosaurids and modern wolves as a result, supported by evidence that at least some tyrannosaurids were hunting in group settings.

The finding may mean that running was also not possible for other giant theropod dinosaurs like Giganotosaurus , Mapusaurus and Acrocanthosaurus.

As a result, it is hypothesized that Tyrannosaurus was capable of making relatively quick turns and could likely pivot its body more quickly when close to its prey, or that while turning, the theropod could "pirouette" on a single planted foot while the alternating leg was held out in a suspended swing during pursuit.

The results of this study potentially could shed light on how agility could have contributed to the success of tyrannosaurid evolution. A study conducted by Lawrence Witmer and Ryan Ridgely of Ohio University found that Tyrannosaurus shared the heightened sensory abilities of other coelurosaurs , highlighting relatively rapid and coordinated eye and head movements; an enhanced ability to sense low frequency sounds, which would allow tyrannosaurs to track prey movements from long distances; and an enhanced sense of smell.

By applying modified perimetry to facial reconstructions of several dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus , the study found that Tyrannosaurus had a binocular range of 55 degrees, surpassing that of modern hawks.

Stevens estimated that Tyrannosaurus had 13 times the visual acuity of a human and surpassed the visual acuity of an eagle, which is 3.

Thomas Holtz Jr. He would suggest that this made precision more crucial for Tyrannosaurus enabling it to, "get in, get that blow in and take it down.

Tyrannosaurus had very large olfactory bulbs and olfactory nerves relative to their brain size, the organs responsible for a heightened sense of smell.

This suggests that the sense of smell was highly developed, and implies that tyrannosaurs could detect carcasses by scent alone across great distances.

The sense of smell in tyrannosaurs may have been comparable to modern vultures , which use scent to track carcasses for scavenging.

Research on the olfactory bulbs has shown that T. Somewhat unusually among theropods, T. The length of the cochlea is often related to hearing acuity, or at least the importance of hearing in behavior, implying that hearing was a particularly important sense to tyrannosaurs.

Specifically, data suggests that T. The study speculated that tyrannosaurs might have used their sensitive snouts to measure the temperature of their nests and to gently pick-up eggs and hatchlings, as seen in modern crocodylians.

A study by Grant R. Hurlburt, Ryan C. Ridgely and Lawrence Witmer obtained estimates for Encephalization Quotients EQs , based on reptiles and birds, as well as estimates for the ratio of cerebrum to brain mass.

The study concluded that Tyrannosaurus had the relatively largest brain of all adult non-avian dinosaurs with the exception of certain small maniraptoriforms Bambiraptor , Troodon and Ornithomimus.

The study found that Tyrannosaurus' s relative brain size was still within the range of modern reptiles, being at most 2 standard deviations above the mean of non-avian reptile EQs.

The estimates for the ratio of cerebrum mass to brain mass would range from According to the study, this is more than the lowest estimates for extant birds Suggesting that Tyrannosaurus may have been pack hunters , Philip J.

Currie compared T. Currie's pack-hunting hypothesis has been criticized for not having been peer-reviewed , but rather was discussed in a television interview and book called Dino Gangs.

According to scientists assessing the Dino Gangs program, the evidence for pack hunting in Tarbosaurus and Albertosaurus is weak and based on skeletal remains for which alternate explanations may apply such as drought or a flood forcing dinosaurs to die together in one place.

Evidence of intraspecific attack were found by Joseph Peterson and his colleagues in the juvenile Tyrannosaurus nicknamed Jane. Peterson and his team found that Jane's skull showed healed puncture wounds on the upper jaw and snout which they believe came from another juvenile Tyrannosaurus.

Subsequent CT scans of Jane's skull would further confirm the team's hypothesis, showing that the puncture wounds came from a traumatic injury and that there was subsequent healing.

Most paleontologists accept that Tyrannosaurus was both an active predator and a scavenger like most large carnivores.

Meers in A debate exists, however, about whether Tyrannosaurus was primarily a predator or a pure scavenger ; the debate was assessed in a study by Lambe which argued Tyrannosaurus was a pure scavenger because the Gorgosaurus teeth showed hardly any wear.

Ever since the first discovery of Tyrannosaurus most scientists have speculated that it was a predator; like modern large predators it would readily scavenge or steal another predator's kill if it had the opportunity.

Paleontologist Jack Horner has been a major proponent of the view that Tyrannosaurus was not a predator at all but instead was exclusively a scavenger.

Other evidence suggests hunting behavior in Tyrannosaurus. The eye sockets of tyrannosaurs are positioned so that the eyes would point forward, giving them binocular vision slightly better than that of modern hawks.

It is not obvious why natural selection would have favored this long-term trend if tyrannosaurs had been pure scavengers, which would not have needed the advanced depth perception that stereoscopic vision provides.

A skeleton of the hadrosaurid Edmontosaurus annectens has been described from Montana with healed tyrannosaur-inflicted damage on its tail vertebrae.

The fact that the damage seems to have healed suggests that the Edmontosaurus survived a tyrannosaur's attack on a living target, i.

For example, a study suggested that the tail injuries might have been due to Edmontosaurus individuals stepping on each other, [] while another study in backs up the hypothesis that biomechanical stress is the cause for the tail injuries.

There is also evidence for an aggressive interaction between a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus in the form of partially healed tyrannosaur tooth marks on a Triceratops brow horn and squamosal a bone of the neck frill ; the bitten horn is also broken, with new bone growth after the break.

It is not known what the exact nature of the interaction was, though: either animal could have been the aggressor. In a battle against a bull Triceratops , the Triceratops would likely defend itself by inflicting fatal wounds to the Tyrannosaurus using its sharp horns.

Tyrannosaurus may have had infectious saliva used to kill its prey, as proposed by William Abler in Abler observed that the serrations tiny protuberances on the cutting edges of the teeth are closely spaced, enclosing little chambers.

These chambers might have trapped pieces of carcass with bacteria, giving Tyrannosaurus a deadly, infectious bite much like the Komodo dragon was thought to have.

Tyrannosaurus , and most other theropods, probably primarily processed carcasses with lateral shakes of the head, like crocodilians. The head was not as maneuverable as the skulls of allosauroids , due to flat joints of the neck vertebrae.

In , Bruce Rothschild and others published a study examining evidence for stress fractures and tendon avulsions in theropod dinosaurs and the implications for their behavior.

Since stress fractures are caused by repeated trauma rather than singular events they are more likely to be caused by regular behavior than other types of injuries.

Of the 81 Tyrannosaurus foot bones examined in the study one was found to have a stress fracture, while none of the 10 hand bones were found to have stress fractures.

The researchers found tendon avulsions only among Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus. An avulsion injury left a divot on the humerus of Sue the T.

The presence of avulsion injuries being limited to the forelimb and shoulder in both Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus suggests that theropods may have had a musculature more complex than and functionally different from those of birds.

The researchers concluded that Sue's tendon avulsion was probably obtained from struggling prey. The presence of stress fractures and tendon avulsions in general provides evidence for a "very active" predation-based diet rather than obligate scavenging.

A study showed that smooth-edged holes in the skulls of several specimens might have been caused by Trichomonas -like parasites that commonly infect birds.

Seriously infected individuals, including "Sue" and MOR "Peck's Rex" , might therefore have died from starvation after feeding became increasingly difficult.

Previously, these holes had been explained by the bacterious bone infection Actinomycosis or by intraspecific attacks. One study of Tyrannosaurus specimens with tooth marks in the bones attributable to the same genus was presented as evidence of cannibalism.

Tyrannosaurus lived during what is referred to as the Lancian faunal stage Maastrichtian age at the end of the Late Cretaceous. Tyrannosaurus ranged from Canada in the north to at least New Mexico in the south of Laramidia.

Tyrannosaurus remains have been discovered in different ecosystems, including inland and coastal subtropical, and semi-arid plains. Several notable Tyrannosaurus remains have been found in the Hell Creek Formation.

During the Maastrichtian this area was subtropical , with a warm and humid climate. The flora consisted mostly of angiosperms , but also included trees like dawn redwood Metasequoia and Araucaria.

Tyrannosaurus shared this ecosystem with ceratopsians Leptoceratops , Torosaurus , and Triceratops , the hadrosaurid Edmontosaurus annectens , the parksosaurid Thescelosaurus , the ankylosaurs Ankylosaurus and Denversaurus , the pachycephalosaurs Pachycephalosaurus and Sphaerotholus , and the theropods Ornithomimus , Struthiomimus , Acheroraptor , Dakotaraptor , Pectinodon and Anzu.

Another formation with Tyrannosaurus remains is the Lance Formation of Wyoming. This has been interpreted as a bayou environment similar to today's Gulf Coast.

The fauna was very similar to Hell Creek, but with Struthiomimus replacing its relative Ornithomimus. The small ceratopsian Leptoceratops also lived in the area.

In its southern range Tyrannosaurus lived alongside the titanosaur Alamosaurus , the ceratopsians Torosaurus, Bravoceratops and Ojoceratops , hadrosaurs which consisted of a species of Edmontosaurus, Kritosaurus and a possible species of Gryposaurus , the nodosaur Glyptodontopelta , the oviraptorid Ojoraptosaurus , possible species of the theropods Troodon and Richardoestesia , and the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus.

Tyrannosaurus may have also inhabited Mexico's Lomas Coloradas formation in Sonora. Though skeletal evidence is lacking, six shed and broken teeth from the fossil bed have been thoroughly compared with other theropod genera and appear to be identical to those of Tyrannosaurus.

If true, the evidence indicates the range of Tyrannosaurus was possibly more extensive than previously believed. Since it was first described in , T.

It is the only dinosaur that is commonly known to the general public by its full scientific name binomial name and the scientific abbreviation T.

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The study further indicates that Tyrannosaurus and the dubious genus Nanotyrannus are synonymous, due to analysis of the growth rings in the bones of the two specimens studied.

Over half of the known T. These species are characterized by high infant mortality rates, followed by relatively low mortality among juveniles.

Mortality increases again following sexual maturity, partly due to the stresses of reproduction. One study suggests that the rarity of juvenile T.

This rarity may also be due to the incompleteness of the fossil record or to the bias of fossil collectors towards larger, more spectacular specimens.

Paul also writes that Tyrannosaurus reproduced quickly and died young, but attributes their short life spans to the dangerous lives they lived.

The discovery of feathered dinosaurs led to debate regarding whether, and to what extent, Tyrannosaurus might have been feathered.

A conference abstract published in posited that theropods such as Tyrannosaurus had their upper teeth covered in lips, instead of bare teeth as seen in crocodilians.

This was based on the presence of enamel , which according to the study needs to remain hydrated, an issue not faced by aquatic animals like crocodilians.

Crocodiles don't really have flat scales but rather cracked keratinized skin, by observing the hummocky rugosity of tyrannosaurids, and comparing it to extant lizards they found that tyrannosaurids had squamose scales rather than a crocodillian-like skin.

As the number of known specimens increased, scientists began to analyze the variation between individuals and discovered what appeared to be two distinct body types, or morphs , similar to some other theropod species.

As one of these morphs was more solidly built, it was termed the 'robust' morph while the other was termed ' gracile '.

Several morphological differences associated with the two morphs were used to analyze sexual dimorphism in T. For example, the pelvis of several 'robust' specimens seemed to be wider, perhaps to allow the passage of eggs.

In recent years, evidence for sexual dimorphism has been weakened. A study reported that previous claims of sexual dimorphism in crocodile chevron anatomy were in error, casting doubt on the existence of similar dimorphism between T.

The differences could also be age-related, with 'robust' individuals being older animals. Only a single T. Examination of B-rex demonstrated the preservation of soft tissue within several bones.

Some of this tissue has been identified as a medullary tissue, a specialized tissue grown only in modern birds as a source of calcium for the production of eggshell during ovulation.

As only female birds lay eggs, medullary tissue is only found naturally in females, although males are capable of producing it when injected with female reproductive hormones like estrogen.

This strongly suggests that B-rex was female, and that she died during ovulation. The shared presence of medullary tissue in birds and theropod dinosaurs is further evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between the two.

Like many bipedal dinosaurs, T. This concept dates from Joseph Leidy 's reconstruction of Hadrosaurus , the first to depict a dinosaur in a bipedal posture.

It stood in an upright pose for 77 years, until it was dismantled in By , scientists realized this pose was incorrect and could not have been maintained by a living animal, as it would have resulted in the dislocation or weakening of several joints , including the hips and the articulation between the head and the spinal column.

To sit down, Tyrannosaurus may have settled its weight backwards and rested its weight on a pubic boot, the wide expansion at the end of the pubis in some dinosaurs.

With its weight rested on the pelvis, it may have been free to move the hindlimbs. Getting back up again might have involved some stabilization from the diminutive forelimbs.

Nonetheless, Tyrannosaurus was probably able to get up if it fell, which only would have required placing the limbs below the center of gravity, with the tail as an effective counterbalance.

When T. The bones show large areas for muscle attachment, indicating considerable strength. This was recognized as early as by Osborn, who speculated that the forelimbs may have been used to grasp a mate during copulation.

Another possibility is that the forelimbs held struggling prey while it was killed by the tyrannosaur's enormous jaws. This hypothesis may be supported by biomechanical analysis.

The biceps brachii muscle of an adult T. The M. In contrast, the same two joints in Deinonychus allow up to 88 and degrees of motion, respectively, while a human arm can rotate degrees at the shoulder and move through degrees at the elbow.

The heavy build of the arm bones, strength of the muscles, and limited range of motion may indicate a system evolved to hold fast despite the stresses of a struggling prey animal.

In the first detailed scientific description of Tyrannosaurus forelimbs, paleontologists Kenneth Carpenter and Matt Smith dismissed notions that the forelimbs were useless or that T.

According to paleontologist Steven M. Stanley , the 1 metre 3. Tyrannosaurus , like most dinosaurs, was long thought to have an ectothermic "cold-blooded" reptilian metabolism.

The idea of dinosaur ectothermy was challenged by scientists like Robert T. Bakker and John Ostrom in the early years of the " Dinosaur Renaissance ", beginning in the late s.

Histological evidence of high growth rates in young T. Growth curves indicate that, as in mammals and birds, T. Oxygen isotope ratios in fossilized bone are sometimes used to determine the temperature at which the bone was deposited, as the ratio between certain isotopes correlates with temperature.

This small temperature range between the body core and the extremities was claimed by paleontologist Reese Barrick and geochemist William Showers to indicate that T.

Such thermoregulation may also be explained by gigantothermy , as in some living sea turtles. In the March issue of Science , Mary Higby Schweitzer of North Carolina State University and colleagues announced the recovery of soft tissue from the marrow cavity of a fossilized leg bone from a T.

The bone had been intentionally, though reluctantly, broken for shipping and then not preserved in the normal manner, specifically because Schweitzer was hoping to test it for soft tissue.

Flexible, bifurcating blood vessels and fibrous but elastic bone matrix tissue were recognized. In addition, microstructures resembling blood cells were found inside the matrix and vessels.

The structures bear resemblance to ostrich blood cells and vessels. Whether an unknown process, distinct from normal fossilization, preserved the material, or the material is original, the researchers do not know, and they are careful not to make any claims about preservation.

The absence of previous finds may be the result of people assuming preserved tissue was impossible, therefore not looking.

Since the first, two more tyrannosaurs and a hadrosaur have also been found to have such tissue-like structures.

In studies reported in Science in April , Asara and colleagues concluded that seven traces of collagen proteins detected in purified T.

The discovery of proteins from a creature tens of millions of years old, along with similar traces the team found in a mastodon bone at least , years old, upends the conventional view of fossils and may shift paleontologists' focus from bone hunting to biochemistry.

Until these finds, most scientists presumed that fossilization replaced all living tissue with inert minerals. Paleontologist Hans Larsson of McGill University in Montreal, who was not part of the studies, called the finds "a milestone", and suggested that dinosaurs could "enter the field of molecular biology and really slingshot paleontology into the modern world".

The presumed soft tissue was called into question by Thomas Kaye of the University of Washington and his co-authors in They contend that what was really inside the tyrannosaur bone was slimy biofilm created by bacteria that coated the voids once occupied by blood vessels and cells.

They found similar spheres in a variety of other fossils from various periods, including an ammonite. In the ammonite they found the spheres in a place where the iron they contain could not have had any relationship to the presence of blood.

Even moderately fast speeds would have required large leg muscles. This ankle feature may have helped the animal to run more efficiently.

Additionally, a study indicates that Tyrannosaurus and other tyrannosaurids were exceptionally efficient walkers.

Studies by Dececchi et al. The research team then applied a variety of methods to estimate each dinosaur's top speed when running as well as how much energy each dinosaur expended while moving at more relaxed speeds such as when walking.

Among smaller to medium-sized species such as dromaeosaurids, longer legs appear to be an adaptation for faster running, in line with previous results by other researchers.

The results further indicate that smaller theropods evolved long legs as a means to both aid in hunting and escape from larger predators while larger theropods that evolved long legs did so to reduce the energy costs and increase foraging efficiency, as they were freed from the demands of predation pressure due to their role as apex predators.

Compared to more basal groups of theropods in the study, tyrannosaurs like Tyrannosaurus itself showed a marked increase in foraging efficiency due to reduced energy expenditures during hunting or scavenging.

This in turn likely resulted in tyrannosaurs having a reduced need for hunting forays and requiring less food to sustain themselves as a result. Additionally, the research, in conjunction with studies that show tyrannosaurs were more agile than other large bodied-theropods, indicates they were quite well-adapted to a long-distance stalking approach followed by a quick burst of speed to go for the kill.

Analogies can be noted between tyrannosaurids and modern wolves as a result, supported by evidence that at least some tyrannosaurids were hunting in group settings.

The finding may mean that running was also not possible for other giant theropod dinosaurs like Giganotosaurus , Mapusaurus and Acrocanthosaurus.

As a result, it is hypothesized that Tyrannosaurus was capable of making relatively quick turns and could likely pivot its body more quickly when close to its prey, or that while turning, the theropod could "pirouette" on a single planted foot while the alternating leg was held out in a suspended swing during pursuit.

The results of this study potentially could shed light on how agility could have contributed to the success of tyrannosaurid evolution.

A study conducted by Lawrence Witmer and Ryan Ridgely of Ohio University found that Tyrannosaurus shared the heightened sensory abilities of other coelurosaurs , highlighting relatively rapid and coordinated eye and head movements; an enhanced ability to sense low frequency sounds, which would allow tyrannosaurs to track prey movements from long distances; and an enhanced sense of smell.

By applying modified perimetry to facial reconstructions of several dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus , the study found that Tyrannosaurus had a binocular range of 55 degrees, surpassing that of modern hawks.

Stevens estimated that Tyrannosaurus had 13 times the visual acuity of a human and surpassed the visual acuity of an eagle, which is 3.

Thomas Holtz Jr. He would suggest that this made precision more crucial for Tyrannosaurus enabling it to, "get in, get that blow in and take it down.

Tyrannosaurus had very large olfactory bulbs and olfactory nerves relative to their brain size, the organs responsible for a heightened sense of smell.

This suggests that the sense of smell was highly developed, and implies that tyrannosaurs could detect carcasses by scent alone across great distances.

The sense of smell in tyrannosaurs may have been comparable to modern vultures , which use scent to track carcasses for scavenging.

Research on the olfactory bulbs has shown that T. Somewhat unusually among theropods, T. The length of the cochlea is often related to hearing acuity, or at least the importance of hearing in behavior, implying that hearing was a particularly important sense to tyrannosaurs.

Specifically, data suggests that T. The study speculated that tyrannosaurs might have used their sensitive snouts to measure the temperature of their nests and to gently pick-up eggs and hatchlings, as seen in modern crocodylians.

A study by Grant R. Hurlburt, Ryan C. Ridgely and Lawrence Witmer obtained estimates for Encephalization Quotients EQs , based on reptiles and birds, as well as estimates for the ratio of cerebrum to brain mass.

The study concluded that Tyrannosaurus had the relatively largest brain of all adult non-avian dinosaurs with the exception of certain small maniraptoriforms Bambiraptor , Troodon and Ornithomimus.

The study found that Tyrannosaurus' s relative brain size was still within the range of modern reptiles, being at most 2 standard deviations above the mean of non-avian reptile EQs.

The estimates for the ratio of cerebrum mass to brain mass would range from According to the study, this is more than the lowest estimates for extant birds Suggesting that Tyrannosaurus may have been pack hunters , Philip J.

Currie compared T. Currie's pack-hunting hypothesis has been criticized for not having been peer-reviewed , but rather was discussed in a television interview and book called Dino Gangs.

According to scientists assessing the Dino Gangs program, the evidence for pack hunting in Tarbosaurus and Albertosaurus is weak and based on skeletal remains for which alternate explanations may apply such as drought or a flood forcing dinosaurs to die together in one place.

Evidence of intraspecific attack were found by Joseph Peterson and his colleagues in the juvenile Tyrannosaurus nicknamed Jane.

Peterson and his team found that Jane's skull showed healed puncture wounds on the upper jaw and snout which they believe came from another juvenile Tyrannosaurus.

Subsequent CT scans of Jane's skull would further confirm the team's hypothesis, showing that the puncture wounds came from a traumatic injury and that there was subsequent healing.

Most paleontologists accept that Tyrannosaurus was both an active predator and a scavenger like most large carnivores.

Meers in A debate exists, however, about whether Tyrannosaurus was primarily a predator or a pure scavenger ; the debate was assessed in a study by Lambe which argued Tyrannosaurus was a pure scavenger because the Gorgosaurus teeth showed hardly any wear.

Ever since the first discovery of Tyrannosaurus most scientists have speculated that it was a predator; like modern large predators it would readily scavenge or steal another predator's kill if it had the opportunity.

Paleontologist Jack Horner has been a major proponent of the view that Tyrannosaurus was not a predator at all but instead was exclusively a scavenger.

Other evidence suggests hunting behavior in Tyrannosaurus. The eye sockets of tyrannosaurs are positioned so that the eyes would point forward, giving them binocular vision slightly better than that of modern hawks.

It is not obvious why natural selection would have favored this long-term trend if tyrannosaurs had been pure scavengers, which would not have needed the advanced depth perception that stereoscopic vision provides.

A skeleton of the hadrosaurid Edmontosaurus annectens has been described from Montana with healed tyrannosaur-inflicted damage on its tail vertebrae.

The fact that the damage seems to have healed suggests that the Edmontosaurus survived a tyrannosaur's attack on a living target, i. For example, a study suggested that the tail injuries might have been due to Edmontosaurus individuals stepping on each other, [] while another study in backs up the hypothesis that biomechanical stress is the cause for the tail injuries.

There is also evidence for an aggressive interaction between a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus in the form of partially healed tyrannosaur tooth marks on a Triceratops brow horn and squamosal a bone of the neck frill ; the bitten horn is also broken, with new bone growth after the break.

It is not known what the exact nature of the interaction was, though: either animal could have been the aggressor.

In a battle against a bull Triceratops , the Triceratops would likely defend itself by inflicting fatal wounds to the Tyrannosaurus using its sharp horns.

Tyrannosaurus may have had infectious saliva used to kill its prey, as proposed by William Abler in Abler observed that the serrations tiny protuberances on the cutting edges of the teeth are closely spaced, enclosing little chambers.

These chambers might have trapped pieces of carcass with bacteria, giving Tyrannosaurus a deadly, infectious bite much like the Komodo dragon was thought to have.

Tyrannosaurus , and most other theropods, probably primarily processed carcasses with lateral shakes of the head, like crocodilians.

The head was not as maneuverable as the skulls of allosauroids , due to flat joints of the neck vertebrae.

In , Bruce Rothschild and others published a study examining evidence for stress fractures and tendon avulsions in theropod dinosaurs and the implications for their behavior.

Since stress fractures are caused by repeated trauma rather than singular events they are more likely to be caused by regular behavior than other types of injuries.

Of the 81 Tyrannosaurus foot bones examined in the study one was found to have a stress fracture, while none of the 10 hand bones were found to have stress fractures.

The researchers found tendon avulsions only among Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus. An avulsion injury left a divot on the humerus of Sue the T.

The presence of avulsion injuries being limited to the forelimb and shoulder in both Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus suggests that theropods may have had a musculature more complex than and functionally different from those of birds.

The researchers concluded that Sue's tendon avulsion was probably obtained from struggling prey. The presence of stress fractures and tendon avulsions in general provides evidence for a "very active" predation-based diet rather than obligate scavenging.

A study showed that smooth-edged holes in the skulls of several specimens might have been caused by Trichomonas -like parasites that commonly infect birds.

Seriously infected individuals, including "Sue" and MOR "Peck's Rex" , might therefore have died from starvation after feeding became increasingly difficult.

Previously, these holes had been explained by the bacterious bone infection Actinomycosis or by intraspecific attacks. One study of Tyrannosaurus specimens with tooth marks in the bones attributable to the same genus was presented as evidence of cannibalism.

Tyrannosaurus lived during what is referred to as the Lancian faunal stage Maastrichtian age at the end of the Late Cretaceous.

Tyrannosaurus ranged from Canada in the north to at least New Mexico in the south of Laramidia. Tyrannosaurus remains have been discovered in different ecosystems, including inland and coastal subtropical, and semi-arid plains.

Several notable Tyrannosaurus remains have been found in the Hell Creek Formation. During the Maastrichtian this area was subtropical , with a warm and humid climate.

The flora consisted mostly of angiosperms , but also included trees like dawn redwood Metasequoia and Araucaria. Tyrannosaurus shared this ecosystem with ceratopsians Leptoceratops , Torosaurus , and Triceratops , the hadrosaurid Edmontosaurus annectens , the parksosaurid Thescelosaurus , the ankylosaurs Ankylosaurus and Denversaurus , the pachycephalosaurs Pachycephalosaurus and Sphaerotholus , and the theropods Ornithomimus , Struthiomimus , Acheroraptor , Dakotaraptor , Pectinodon and Anzu.

Another formation with Tyrannosaurus remains is the Lance Formation of Wyoming. This has been interpreted as a bayou environment similar to today's Gulf Coast.

The fauna was very similar to Hell Creek, but with Struthiomimus replacing its relative Ornithomimus. The small ceratopsian Leptoceratops also lived in the area.

In its southern range Tyrannosaurus lived alongside the titanosaur Alamosaurus , the ceratopsians Torosaurus, Bravoceratops and Ojoceratops , hadrosaurs which consisted of a species of Edmontosaurus, Kritosaurus and a possible species of Gryposaurus , the nodosaur Glyptodontopelta , the oviraptorid Ojoraptosaurus , possible species of the theropods Troodon and Richardoestesia , and the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus.

Tyrannosaurus may have also inhabited Mexico's Lomas Coloradas formation in Sonora. Though skeletal evidence is lacking, six shed and broken teeth from the fossil bed have been thoroughly compared with other theropod genera and appear to be identical to those of Tyrannosaurus.

If true, the evidence indicates the range of Tyrannosaurus was possibly more extensive than previously believed. Since it was first described in , T.

It is the only dinosaur that is commonly known to the general public by its full scientific name binomial name and the scientific abbreviation T.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Large predatory Cretaceous dinosaur. For other uses, see T. Genus synonymy. Species synonymy.

See also: Specimens of Tyrannosaurus. Main article: Feathered dinosaur. Main article: Physiology of dinosaurs. Femur thigh bone.

Tibia shin bone. Metatarsals foot bones. Phalanges toe bones. Main article: Feeding behavior of Tyrannosaurus. Main article: Tyrannosaurus in popular culture.

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Bulletin of the AMNH. Retrieved October 6, May 3, University of California Press. Lucas, S. This material was used in an interesting 'half-mount' display of this dinosaur in London.

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March 12, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The Anatomical Record. The increased level of opposition ultimately led to the overthrow of the Thirty's regime by Thrasybulus' rebel forces.

After the revolution, Athens needed to decide the best way to govern the liberated city-state and to reconcile the atrocities committed by the Thirty.

It was decided to give amnesty to all of the members of the selected 3,, except for the Thirty themselves, the Eleven a group of prison magistrates appointed by lot who reported directly to the Thirty , [ clarification needed ] and the ten who ruled in Piraeus.

Plato , in the opening portion of his Seventh Letter , recounts the rule of the Thirty Tyrants during his youth. He explains that following the revolution, fifty-one men became rulers of a new government, with a specific group of thirty in charge of the public affairs of Athens.

Ten of the fifty-one were to rule the city, and eleven were sent to rule Piraeus. Plato corroborates the general consensus found in other sources: the rule of the Thirty was "reviled as it was by many".

The rule of the Thirty made the former democracy resemble a golden age in comparison. Plato also includes an account of the interaction between Socrates and the Thirty.

Lysias' brother Polemarchus "fell victim to the Thirty Tyrants". Due to their desire to remain in complete control over Athens, the Thirty sought to exile or kill anyone who outwardly opposed their regime.

Socrates remained in the city through this period, which caused the public to associate him with the Thirty and may have contributed to his eventual death sentence, especially since Critias had been his student.

In Plato's Apology , Socrates recounts an incident in which the Thirty once ordered him and four other men to bring before them Leon of Salamis , a man known for his justice and upright character, for execution.

While the other four men obeyed, Socrates refused, not wanting to partake in the guilt of the executioners. However, he did not attempt to warn or save Leon of Salamis.

By disobeying, Socrates may have been placing his own life in jeopardy, and he claimed it was only the disbanding of the oligarchy soon afterward that saved his life:.

This was of course only one of many instances in which they issued such instructions, their object being to implicate as many people as possible in their crimes.

On this occasion, however, I again made it clear, not by my words but by my actions, that the attention I paid to death was zero if that is not too unrefined a claim ; but that I gave all my attention to avoiding doing anything unjust or unholy.

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