August 12, 2010

Largest Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered – 1990

Fossil hunter and explorer Susan Hendrickson discovered the skeleton in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This T-Rex was named Sue, after its discoverer. In 1997, the skeleton was auctioned and fetched a tidy 8.36 million dollars!

The skeleton is 90% complete and is considered the best T-Rex skeleton ever found. It is 13 feet high at the hips and 42 feet long. The skull is the length of a short adult (five feet) but weighs an astonishing 2,000 pounds ( ! ), and some of the 58 teeth are as long as a human forearm!

  • And “This Day in History” also has a video segment about a T-Rex named Sue, starting around halfway mark.

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