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Rare dinosaur skull on show in Seattle
Time:22-08-2016  Hits:11

      PALEONTOLOGISTS with Seattle’s Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull.

      The remarkable discovery includes the dinosaur’s vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones, and marks 20 percent of the meat-eating predator.

      Several dozen scientists, volunteers, students and others worked over the summer to excavate the bones in the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, a site well known for fossil finds.

      The team later encased the massive skull in a protective plaster cast, lifted the 1,134-kilogram load onto a flatbed truck with the help of local Montana ranchers and drove it to Seattle. The skull was unloaded at the Burke Museum on Thursday.

      The plaster-covered skull will be on display to the public for several weeks starting today. Over the next year, paleontologists will painstakingly work on removing the rock around the skull.

      Scientists estimate the dinosaur is 85 percent the size of the largest T. rex discovered and, based on the skull size, lived 15 years. They believe this T. rex roamed the earth in the late Cretaceous period.

      There are only 14 other nearly complete T. rex skulls that have been found, the museum said.

      “We think the Tufts-Love Rex is going to be an iconic specimen for the Burke Museum and the state of Washington and will be a must-see for dinosaur researchers as well,” Gregory Wilson, a University of Washington biology professor and adjunct curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke Museum, said in a statement. He led the expedition team.

 

-------This article was originally published by Shanghai Daily.com

 

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