Aw, it's so cute when people so much more ignorant than me try to school me on dinosaurs.Tyrannosaurus
, meaning "tyrant lizard", from the Ancient Greek tyrannos
(τύραννος), "tyrant", and sauros
) is a genus
of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur
. The species Tyrannosaurus rex
meaning "king" in Latin
), is one of the most well-represented of the large theropods.
But by all means, explain to me why "tyrannos" translates to "dominant" instead of tyrant, and how reptile and lizard are not synonymous.
(Pssst, if you're thinking of Indominus rex, that's not a real dinosaur!"