Sunday, 10 September 2017

So Long, Sue! Famed T. Rex Makes Way for Bigger Beast


By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | August 31, 2017 11:52am ET



After spending nearly 18 years in the Field Museum's great hall in Chicago, Sue — the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered — will move to an exhibit upstairs, making room for the world's largest known dinosaur: a titanosaur.

Once upstairs, Sue will be reconnected with its gastralia, a unit of rib-like bones that stretch across the belly. The dinosaur will also have adjustments made to its furcular (wishbone), arms and legs, said Bill Simpson, the collections manager of fossil vertebrates at the Field Museum.

"The gastralia [addition] is the biggest thing, but we're also making a few other corrections to Sue," Simpson told Live Science. 

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