Alberta paleontologists discover world s biggest and oldest Tyrannosaurus rex
|CTVnews 22 Mar 2019 at 13:02|
Paleontologists at the University of Alberta announced on Friday that they have discovered the worlds biggest and oldest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.
Named for a celebratory bottle of scotch that was shared the night it was discovered, Scotty is also the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada.
Paleontologists say that the meat-eating dinosaur, which has a skeleton that is 13-metres long, weighed more than 8,800 kilograms when it roamed Saskatchewan roughly 66 million years ago.
Though Scotty is believed to have been in its early 30s when it died, Scott Persons, a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Albertas Department of Biological Sciences, said in a news release that it had an unusually long life.