3-D Tyranosaurus Rex Puzzle

Tyranosaurus Rex Puzzle Number of pieces:   12

Actual dimensions:   4.5" tall (approx.)

Material:   Precision laser-cut wood

Price:  $12.00 U.S.

Objective:   To assemble the 12 pieces to form a Dinosaur.

Description:   Etymology: New Latin, from Greek stegos roof + sauros lizard : any of a genus (Stegosaurus) of stegosaurs known from the Upper Jurassic rocks especially of Colorado and Wyoming

NAME: Meaning - Tyrannosaurus rex means "tyrant lizard king"
Pronounced tie-RAN-o-SAWR-us rex
Named By - Henry Fairfield Osborn
When Named - 1905
DIET: Carnivore (meat-eater) - T. rex ate large dinosaurs, like Triceratops
SIZE: Length - 40 feet (12.4 m) long
Height - 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 m) tall
Weight - 5 to 7 tons
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Cretaceous period, about 85-65 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossil have been found in the USA (in Montana, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan), and east Asia (Mongolia).
FOSSILS: What was Found - About 30 incomplete T. rex fossils have been found. One T. rex footprint has been found, in an undisclosed location in New Mexico, USA. Fossilized T.rex dung has also been found.
Who Found the Fossils - The first T. rex was first found by Barnum Brown in 1902.
Where - The first T. rex was found in Hell Creek, Montana, USA, North America.
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs
  • Suborder Theropoda - bipedal carnivores
  • Tetanura - advanced theropods
  • Infraorder Coelurosauria - lightly-built fast-running predators with hollow bones and large brains
  • Superfamily Maniraptoriformes - advanced coelurosaurs with a fused wrist bone
  • Family Tyrannosauroidea - huge predators with small arms and two-fingered hands (the third finger was very tiny). Tyrannosaurids include T. rex, Albertosaurus, Alectrosaurus, Alioramus, Chingkankousaurus, Daspletosaurus, Eotyrannus, Gorgosaurus, Nanotyrannus, Prodeinodon, Tarbosaurus, etc.
  • Genus Tyrannosaurus
  • Species T. rex (type species named by Osborn, 1905)
Tyrannosaurus rex's arms were only about 3 feet (1 m) long, and it had 2-fingered hands. T. rex had cone-shaped, serrated teeth that were continually replaced.

Each puzzle is supplied with an "Objective Sheet" that explains what it is that you are supposed to do.   This sheet also includes a picture/drawing of the puzzle in the unsolved condition, (similar to the one at the top of this page), so there is a reference to look at when putting it back together.

Puzzle solutions are also included with the shipment but are not sealed in the puzzle wrapper.   This is done so that the purchaser can make the decision as to when to give the solution to the person that is receiving the puzzle, (as a gift, for example).

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