According To A New Study, T. Rex’s Tiny Arms Were A Deadly Weapon

According To A New Study, T. Rex’s Tiny Arms Were A Deadly Weapon
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The Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the most dangerous predators that ever walked on Earth. It looked terrifying, and of course, big. However, it had tiny and funny-looking arms that were often a subject of jokes. Still, no one had a clue that these disproportionate tiny arms were actually a vicious weapon that this deadly predator used to attack a cornered prey. A new study suggests that T. rex‘s tiny arms were more than just ridiculously-looking limbs.

Steven Stanley from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a paleontologist, published a new paper suggesting that T. rex’s arms have been unfairly represented. According to Stanley, while T. rex’s arms were 3.3 feet long and were quite tiny compared to the rest of this predator’s body, that doesn’t mean that they weren’t used for violent attacking of prey.

The new paper was presented at the annual conference of the Geological Society of America, where Stanley suggested that T. rex’s tiny arms were actually handy when the predator was dealing with prey that wasn’t out of its reach.

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