The largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton, named "Sue," was found on this day in 1990, in South Dakota, United States, on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.
Who discovered the T-Rex skeleton?
The T-Rex skeleton was discovered by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist and fossil collector. She was part of a team led by paleontologist Peter Larson. They were prospecting for fossils in the Hell Creek Formation when Sue Hendrickson stumbled upon the T-Rex bones.
How large is the T-Rex skeleton?
The skeleton is estimated to have been about 42 feet (12.8 meters) long and stood about 13 feet (4 meters) tall at the hips. It is one of the largest and most complete T-Rex specimens ever found.
Where is Sue's skeleton now?
The T-Rex skeleton is currently on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is a centerpiece of the museum's dinosaur exhibits and a popular attraction for visitors.
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