UMD Science on Tap: Tom Holtz on T. Rex

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A new monthly lecture series at UMD that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink

The Life &
Death of
New discoveries about the most famous dinosaur and the end of
its world
Thomas Holtz
Vertebrate Paleontologist and
UMD Department of Geology
Principal Lecturer

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

MilkBoy ArtHouse
7416 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Space is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Questions? Contact Abby Robinson at or 301-405-5845.

Tyrannosaurus rex is arguably the most famous of all dinosaur species. Since its naming in 1905, it has been a cultural and scientific icon. But new discoveries continue to be made about this last and (presently) largest of the giant carnivorous dinosaurs. New specimens and new analytical techniques have revealed details previously unknown about its biology. How did it feed? How did it move? Was it scaly, fuzzy or both? How much and how fast did it grow? How long did it live? And what were those little arms for, anyway? Dr. Holtz will discuss new insights into the biology of T. rex, as well as some of the geological evidence concerning the great extinction which ended the reign of the Tyrant King.