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T.rex - Skull of Sue

T.rex Skull of Sue  at Field Museum in Chicago

This image depicts the fossilized remains of a ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex at Chicago’s Field Museum.  The T. rex is named “Sue,” after its finder, Sue Hendrickson.

Although the dinosuar's name is “Sue,” paleontologists are unsure whether this creature is a male or a female.

The placard, at the base of the display, asks a great question:  

Why isn't the rest of Sue's skull with her skeleton? 

The answer is ... the original skull, which weighs around 2000 pounds, is too heavy to mount with the rest of the skeleton. 

Can you imagine?!

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5139stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Dec 15, 2017


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Photo, described above, by J. Nguyen; online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.  LICENSE:  CC BY SA-3.0.

 

 

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