• Question: How many times bigger was a T rex’s spine to ours.(approx)

    Asked by Lilipopunited to Hannah, Anthony on 17 Jan 2019.
    • Photo: Hannah Cornish

      Hannah Cornish answered on 17 Jan 2019:

      It was much bigger, T rex was a much larger animal than humans are and it had a long tail that really added to the length of its spine.

      Sue the T rex at the Field Museum in Chicago is the biggest T rex skeleton ever found, Sue is about 12.8 m long, but about 1.5 m of that is skull, so Sue’s spine is around 11.3 m long. Stan the Grant Museum plastic human skeleton has a spine that is 66 cm long (I just measured it), so Sue’s spine is about 17 times the length of Stan’s.