Study on T-Rex’s movements.
In the movie “Jurassic Park,” shows footages of T-Rex running for it’s prey. Is it realistic for them to move so fast? Let’s find out
According to recent studies it is confirmed that T-Rex moved at an slow pace. Even though it is an fearful predator and a fast runner in movies the reality exclaims that humans can keep up with a T-Rex with no sweat.
Also according to recent estimates by Dutch paleontologists, T. rex may have covered only under 3 miles per hour at its preferred walking pace, which is close to that of humans and many other mammals. The tyrant lizard king’s walking speed, however, is slower than other figures.
The tail of the predator is half the length of the predator. Said by the author of new study on T-Rex, Pasha Van Bijlert.
Van Bijlert said, “Animals tend to prefer walking speeds at which, for a given distance, energy cost is minimal. They do this choosing specific step rhythms at which their body parts resonate. Since the entire tail of T. rex is suspended by ligaments. It behave like rubber bands, we reconstructed this tail to investigate at which step rhythm the tail of T. rex would resonate.”
Footage of T-Rex movements.
The whole tails weighs around 1000 kilos. At a single step the tail bounces up and down.
An adult 12-meter-long (39-foot-long) T. rex fossil at the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, a museum of natural history in the Netherlands, inspired this T. rex tail. The scientists then calculated a baseline walking speed of 2.86 miles per hour by multiplying the step rhythm.
Above is close up of the tail structure. It is a fossil that is at Naturalis Biodivisity Center in Netherlands. The tail movement was taken into consideration. That is to find the moving speed.