GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — Paleontologists have discovered the largest tyrannosaurus rex on record.
A study published on March 21 detailed the discovery of the T-Rex, nicknamed Scotty by the researchers.
Scotty is believed to have weighed almost 20,000 pounds when it roamed the Earth 65 million years ago.
It beat the previous heavyweight champion in the species — Sue— by just 880 pounds.
Scotty was found in 1991 near the town of Eastend in Saskatchewan, Canada. It took years for researchers to thoroughly dig it out because the fossils were reportedly embedded in tough rocks.
Aside from being the heaviest T-Rex on record, Scotty is also reportedly the longest-lived T-Rex ever known.
A study of his bones suggests he lived for thirty years.
Scotty’s bones will be up for public viewing in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in May.