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Tyrannosauruses (mostly and also called Tyrannosaurus Rexes, Tyrannosaurus Rocks or T. Rexes) are a rare species of carnivorous dinosaurs which existed during the Stone Age featured in the franchise of The Flintstones.


Tyrannosauruses were bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs with massive skulls balanced by their long, heavy tails and their forelimbs were small, though unusually powerful for their size, and bore primary digits. They came in a wide variety of colors, but mainly green, orange and purple and some tyrannosauruses had ridges on their backs and/or horns on their heads or on their noses.

According to Wilma in "Dinosaur Country Safari", they are rare creatures, hence their lack of a presence in Bedrock.


Because of their rarity, they rarely saw much use compared to most other dinosaurs and were not as commonly seen.


However, according to The Flintstones' Wacky Inventions, I Yabba-Dabba Do! and Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (set 20 years after the original series) tyrannosauruses enjoyed more frequent use, especially in construction, including the Tyrannosaura-Crane thanks to their powerful teeth which could smash boulders with more ease than brontosauruses.

Culinary Uses

They were edible, as their meat could be made into Tyrano-Ribs as seen in the episode, "Dawn of the Disposals", featured in Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs.



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  • Despite its few physical appearances in the original series, tyrannosauruses would make far more regular appearances in subsequent follow-up media.
  • With the exception of their first appearance and some merchandise, tyrannosauruses in The Flintstones are usually portrayed with three digits on their claws rather than two, making them resemble the similar-looking giganotosaurus, and some are depicted with a horn on their nose, making them resemble the equally similar-looking ceratosaurus.