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The name Tyrannosaurus Rex or 'tyrant lizard king' would have been equally appropriate for Daspletosaurus. This terrifying tyrannosaur preceded T. rex by ten million years, being top of the food chain in North America's vast flood plains 75 million years ago.

Appearance and BehaviourEdit

A formidable predator, it was nine metres long and weighed as much as three tonnes. Like the Tyrannosaurus that were to follow, it relied on smell and hearing as much as sight. Bite marks in Daspletosaurus skulls suggest they fought each other over food, territory or dominance in a group.