Facts To Know About Sue T Rex - The best-preserved skeletons of Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Do you know that the biggest skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered some thirty years back by Sue Hendrickson? It was found in the black hills of South Dakota. The research work was conducted by the group of fossil hunters associated with the famous Black Hills Institute of Geological Research of Hill City, S.D. The team spent the summer of 1990 in search of dinosaur fossils. Suddenly, Sue Hendrickson stumbled across the fossilized bones stuck out from the rock face.


The fossil of Sue T Rex is the most complete and best-preserved skeleton, and it is aged approximately 67 million years. This skeleton is the largest among other discovered T Rex skeletons. The weight of the Rex skeleton is 9 tons, and its length is 42 ft, which is 12.8 meters. The skeleton was named, after Sue Hendrickson. He was one of the famous marine archaeologists and palaeontologists from the USA. 


Maurice Williams is the owner of the land where this skeleton, was discovered. Williams received a monetary award of $5000 after the discovery. His land was held in trust by the Government of the United States to unearth the skeleton.


The skeleton of Sue T Rex was discovered by Sue Hendrickson, while the bones got recognized by Peter Larson. Peter was the President of the Black Hills Institute. The huge skeleton was taken out from the cliff by a large team of workers. It took 17 days to take the skeleton out from the rock face. Officially the skeleton is named FMNH PR 2018, but it is popular with the name Sue.


It gained popularity as it was the most complete and the largest, T-rex skeleton. But there was a nonstop custody battle that continues for almost a decade. It ended with the above-said amount payment, to the landlord for the right to pull out the skeleton from the land. The controversy started when Williams claimed that the fee was paid to him for search and cleaning the fossil but not for the right to possession. The entire Sioux Tribe to which Williams belonged to was involved in the case. 


In the year 1992, the Federal agents seized the bones of the skeleton claiming that Government did not give any permission to remove the fossil. In response to this, the District Court in the U.S appealed and said that the fossil should be the property of the trust. The trust which possesses the right of the property of Williams. In the year 1994, the U.S Supreme Court validated the right. As per this verdict, Williams and the Bureau of Indian Affairs became the owner of the fossil of Sue T Rex


There are many adventure lovers and small museums who wish to have the collectible replica figurines of T Rex. Some distinguished companies are into the manufacturing of hand-made Décor items that also includes dinosaurs. Trexfossil is one of the recognized companies of the industry which mastered the art of making life-size and bigger-than-life figurines of dinosaurs. One of the best products of the company is the DINOSAUR PACKAGE of Jurassic Park.

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