Sue the T. Rex (FMNH PR 2081)

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Title

Sue the T. Rex (FMNH PR 2081)

Subject

Dinosaur fossil

Description

Sue the T. Rex is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen ever found at over 90% recovered by bulk. It was discovered in the summer of 1990, by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. The fossil was auctioned in October 1997, for $7.6 million, the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil, and is now a permanent feature at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

Creator

Sue Hendrickson

Source

Wikipedia
"Unearthing the Secrets of Sue: Educators Guide, Second Edition"

Publisher

Field Museum of Natural History

Date

1990

Rights

Field Museum of Natural History

Format

145 KB
Fossil
Bone

Language

English

Type

Dinosaur Fossil

Coverage

Length of 40 ft and stands 12 ft tall at the hips
Was estimated to have weighed around 6.4 to 10.2 metric tons when alive
Age: 67–65.5 million years
Discovered: 1990
1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Files

sue.jpg

Citation

Sue Hendrickson, “Sue the T. Rex (FMNH PR 2081),” Paris of the Midwest: Chicago, 1837-1987, accessed May 15, 2021, https://parisofthemidwest.omeka.net/items/show/40.