The Tyrannosaurus is one of the tertiary antagonists in Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. In the book, the creature is living in the late Cretaceous, with a herd of Shantungosaurus being attacked by a Tyrannosaurus rex on a shoreline. The Tyrannosaurus rex chases a pair of Shantungosaurus into the sea and gets trapped in the mud. It is swiftly killed by a massive Megalodon.