Where Was Sue the Dinosaur Found?


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The fossilized remains of Sue the T. rex were found near Faith, S.D., during the summer of 1990. As of 2014, Sue is considered to be the largest and most complete skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Sue measures 40.5 feet and weighs over 3,900 pounds.

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Where Was Sue the Dinosaur Found?
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Tyrannosaurus rex lived approximately 67 to 66 million years ago in North America during the upper Cretaceous Period. As one of the largest land carnivores of all time, T. rex reached a length of approximately 40 feet and weighed over 7 tons. Some paleontologists believe that T. rex may have been a scavenger in addition to its role as a top predator.

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