On this day in 1990, paleontologist Susan Hendrickson discovered one of the most famous dinosaur skeletons of all time: the Tyrannosaurus rex known as “Sue.” Found in South Dakota, the fossil remains the largest of the species ever discovered. Well-preserved and over 90 percent complete, the skeleton offered scientists a clearer picture of how the animal lived when it roamed the Earth 65 million years ago. Sue, who’s named for Hendrickson, is now permanently on display at Chicago’s Field Museum, where she stands at over 40 feet long.
To see the T. rex on view at the American Museum of Natural History, visit the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs:
Wasn't this the one that the government stole from the person who discovered it?
I saw Sue when she came to Idaho. My parents and I drove up from Utah, about 4 hour drive one way. I was so amazed by its sheer size.
Thought i read an article that said the field museum with this dinosaur was in detroit, michigan?
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