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PostSubject: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:24 pm

Come one, come all! Step right up and see the grandest Tyrannosaurus rex that ever lived! Her name is FMNH PR-2081, or Sue to most of us, and she measured 42ft long, 13ft tall, and weighed over 9 tons! She's the biggest T. rex we know of, and the oldest too, dieing at the ripe old age of 28. So gather round for a (not so brief) illustrated history of the dinosaur we all love: SUE! 

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In the hands of Peter Larson: 
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Cleaned up by the Field Museum: 
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:30 am

AMNH 5027, truly a magnificent specimen!
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:14 am

AMNH 5027 is the New York T. rex. This thread is for the Chicago one. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:31 pm

I saw the Sue traveling exhibit a few years back at the Liberty Science Center. It was a cast on tour, naturally, but it was still an awesome experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:18 pm

I saw Sue back in 2000 during the summer. I've always wanted to see a real Tyrannosaurus Rex so seeing her was a huge must for me. It was a dream come true. Words can never express how awe struck I was, and still am to a curtain extent, about seeing her.
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:30 pm

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AMNH 5027 is the New York T. rex. This thread is for the Chicago one. Wink

Yeah, got mixed up. Was referring to this Tyrannosaur specimen scale

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specimens_of_Tyrannosaurus#/media/File:Trexsilouette.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:36 am

I live in Chicago, so I've been able to see Sue more than once - truly a magnificent specimen and always a pleasure to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:00 pm

I hope I get the chance to visit the Chicago Field Museum someday, as much as I've been in awe of Sue I've never had the chance to be in her presence.
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating Sue the T. rex! A Colossal Fossil!    Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:07 pm

I've had the pleasure of seeing Sue twice. She's one of the coolest things I have ever seen. It's wild that a predator that big was once walking around North America! It's also pretty crazy that her skull is so heavy that the Field Museum keeps it in a glass case upstairs and use a cast skull for the skeleton.
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