Find Tyrannosaurus Rex or T-Rex plush toys, facts and information at Jeannie's Cottage. The plush toy dinos shown above are made by several different companies. The blue T-Rex stuffed animal is a retired Beanie Buddy named Rex from Ty Inc. The large brown T-Rex stuffed animal at right is from the Ganz Heritage Collection. We also have Toothy, a Ty Beanie Baby. The litted green dino is a Puffkin from Swibco.
The name Tyrannosaurus (tie-RAN-oh-SAW-rus) means Tyrant Lizard. T-Rex was a theropod and a carnivore (meat-eater.) He was 46 feet long, 16 feet tall and weighed 5 tons. Fossilized skeletal remains have been found in the USA, Canada and Mongolia. T-Rex lived during the late Cretaceous period. Tyrannosaurus was the largest of the theropods, also known as "lizard-hipped" dinosaurs. It was a huge beast, walking about on two legs with a powerful tail and large head. It had small arms. Its mouth was full of long, curved teeth, some longer than 6 inches. It is believed that Tyrannosaurus was not able to chew, therefore it had to swallow its food whole. Fossilized skeletal remains have been found in the USA, Canada and Mongolia. Palaeontologist Barnum Brown discovered the first almost complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton in Hell Creek, Montana, in the USA in 1902.