One of the genera of dinosaurs is the Tyrannosaurus, which includes the famous T-Rex.

What do the tracks of this type of dinosaur look like?

  • @SebastiaanvandenBroek this been discussed, see outdoors.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1163/… for some ot the deiscussion currently there is not a communitty decision to put these questions of topic. See also this related question and great answer outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/16972 Apr 24, 2018 at 12:22
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    Dinosaurs seems a stretch, fossils though seems more fitting.
    – user2766
    Apr 24, 2018 at 14:25
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    @Liam dinosaur tracks are fossils Apr 24, 2018 at 14:35
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    To close voters see my rebutle here Apr 24, 2018 at 16:12
  • Being from the part of the world where most Dinosaur fossils have been found, I agree dinosaur fossils should be on-topic in the great outdoors. Where else are you going to find them? I'm only a 3 hour drive from Dinosaur Provincial Park, and not too long ago they some hikers made a significant fossil find up in Kootenay National Park. I find fossils every time I go scree climbing.
    – ShemSeger
    Apr 24, 2018 at 19:56

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First off, the tyrannosaurus dinosaurs are in the suborder Theropoda, and were bipedal, which is a fancy way of saying that they walked on two feet.

They had three toes and one dewclaw. The ones found in British Columbia were over 2 feet long and over 5 feet between tracks.

Finally, these tracks are incredibly rare with discoveries in,

It's also worth pointing out that being more specific than this is hard, with some tracks being either from a Nanotyrannus or a T-Rex and they aren't even certain if those are two different types of dinosaurs or Nanotyrannus is a juvenile T-Rex.

As far as pictures go,

From New Mexico,

tyrannosaurus track

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From British Columbia

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From Wyoming

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If you are still looking for more information, I would suggest this research paper.

A ‘Terror of Tyrannosaurs’: The First Trackways of Tyrannosaurids and Evidence of Gregariousness and Pathology in Tyrannosauridae


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