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The T. rex may have been a lot smarter than you thought

By Dino Grandoni

09 Jan 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

New evidence suggests that the Tyrannosaurus rex was more than just a big brute, the Washington Post reports. The dinosaur may even have been capable of using tools, like monkeys and other primates.

Long thought of as big and dimwitted, the T. rex might owe its perch as king of the Cretaceous to its brains as much as its jaws and giant teeth.

A study published Thursday in the Journal of Comparative Neurology suggests the dinosaur's cerebrum contained enough neurons to solve problems and even form cultures.

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