The Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the late Cretaceous—and it has dominated our imaginations ever since it was identified in 1902.

In honor of the tyrant lizard king, the U.S. Postal Service produced a set of Forever Stamps in 2019 featuring the T. rex in various growth stages (as digitally illustrated by scientist and paleo artist Julius T. Csotonyi).

“We are proud to bring the powerful T. rex on stamps that will whiz through the mail stream on millions of birthday cards, letters, and thank-you notes,” said Isaac Cronkhite, the Postal Service’s chief human resources officer and executive vice president, and the stamp ceremony’s dedicating official.

With help from USPS, T. rex will forever keep its post as king of the dinosaurs.

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