Vertebrate Paleontologist and
UMD Department of Geology
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP at go.umd.edu/scienceontap
Space is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Questions? Contact Abby Robinson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-405-5845.
ABOUT THE TALK
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.