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PALEONEWS: fossil trove yeilds T rex



http://www.denverpost.com/news/news0705a.htm

(excerpts)
In this case, her loving care is directed toward the 65-million-year-old
bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex named "Monte,"  which promises to be among
the most complete examples of the mighty dinosaur ever found.
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The bones recovered so far constitute less than 30 percent of the
animal, although four more recent discoveries (Wankel, Sue, Stan and
Z-Rex) have been 50 percent or higher. Sue, unearthed in 1990, had 95
percent of her bones and was sold for an astounding $8.36 million.

Sue is on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Stan, who was 65 percent complete when unearthed in 1992, is now on a
highly successful tour of Japan.

Exactly where Monte was found is being kept secret to protect the
specimen. The Denver Post signed a confidentiality agreement that it
would not disclose the location other than to say it was in the
65-million-year-old Lance Formation, a 2,200-foot-thick formation in
east Wyoming composed of mud, clay and sand deposited by a huge river
about the size of the Mississippi or the Amazon.

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