Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Once and Future Dino King – Part 1

by Andrea Bilardi

I don’t know of one person who could contest the absolute reign of the Tyrannosaurus Rex as the embodiment of the word dinosaur – it’s been engrained as a part of our society’s collective consciousness. Its’ name alone evokes a sense of elite status  as  it is derived from the Greek tyrannos  meaning "tyrant" and sauros meaning "lizard". Furthermore, Rex is derived from Latin meaning “king”. Can’t argue with the etymology of that!