Sue the T. Rex turns 25
Sue the T. Rex turns 25
Posted: 14th August 2015
This week it's 25 years since "Sue", the world's largest and most famous Tyrannosaurus rex was found by paleontologists Sue Hendrickson and Peter Larson in South Dakota.
What's perhaps most remarkable about Sue is that the specimen is not only enormous, but it's nearly 90% complete (most dinosaur fossils are missing a large number of bones).
There was also a complicated ownership battle after the fossil was found, which I won't go into here (but you can read about in the Forbes article). Eventually, however she ended up in The Field Museum in the Chicago after being purchased for more than $8 million.
So just how big is Sue?
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