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New rex find unveiled "Lee Rex"
Has pics of the site. Scroll down, there is a diagram that shows the
bones confirmed and presumed.
At a press conference Wednesday, Casper College announced the discovery of
the fossilized remains of Tyrannosaurus rex.
The find is one of only about 50 T. rex ever found, and has the potential
to be among the most complete. Preliminary plans call for the fossils, and
perhaps a fully mounted skeleton, to be on display in the Tate Geological
Museum after excavation.
President Walter Nolte said the discovery was made by J.P. Cavigelli,
field operations specialist for the Colleges Tate Geological Museum.
Cavigelli and four other individuals spent three days near Lusk, Wyo.,
digging around a big rock measuring 18 feet long and 8.3 feet wide. They
uncovered a large assortment of fossilized bones including chevrons, (a
series of bones on the underside of the tail of reptiles), pelvis bones,
vertebrae, and ribs, including two that were near the T. rexs neck.
Because we found those rib bones, we are hopeful that we may be able to
find the skull, noted Cavigelli.
Cavigelli also believes that there is a possibility, because some of the
T. rexs remains are locked up in the large rock, that skin impressions may
be found. Finding skin impressions would be a huge find and would put the
Tate on the map, he said.
The T. rex has been named Lee Rex after the owner of the land on which the
bones were found.
Excavation of the T. rex is scheduled to begin on June 13, 2011. Support
for initial project expenses was provided by Nerd Gas Company ...
(Nerd Gas? hmmm..)
There is a web site dedicated to the find
but nothing much there yet. There is the press packet
with a much better representation of the bone diagram.