Cretaceous Period: Einiosaur and Tyrannosaurus Rex A A

Most fossils that we find in Texas come from the Cretaceous period. In the next few cases there are fossils that have been found in Texas dating back to the Cretaceous period. Gastropods are a common fossil found here from the Cretaceous, as well as many shells and coral. Remember most of these fossils are from the Ocean because Texas was covered by water during the Cretaceous.

Here we have Mommy and Baby Einiosaurs! Einiosaurs resemble the Triceratops, but the horn on their snout curves the opposite direction. They had spikes that stuck out from their frill. They were herbivores and probably lived in herds. We think that the Mommy died protecting her baby. These fossil skeletons are virtually complete.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex was the top predator during the Cretaceous period. He was a carnivorous dinosaur that preyed on just about all the other dinosaurs. His name means “Tyrant-Lizard King”. He was the
tyrant and king of the land during this time.

In this case is a bone from a Hadrosaur that has teeth marks in it. This dinosaur was probably eaten by a T-Rex. The tooth of the T-Rex was very sharp and you can see how easy it could rip through the flesh of the other dinosaurs.

In this case we have a T-Rex vertebrate, rib, and a cast of the brain of this creature. The brain is fairly small in relation to the size of “Bubba Rex”. He was nearly 40 ft. long, 12 ft. at the hips, and weighed 14,000 lbs.

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