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Sue's Vital Statistics

Scientific name: Tyrannosaurus rex (From the Greek and Latin for "tyrant lizard king")
Age: Late Cretaceous Period 67 million years
Range: Western North America
Discovered: August 12, 1990, on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation near Faith, South Dakota, by fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson
Length: 42 feet (12.8 meters)
Height at hips: 13 feet (4.0 meters)
Estimated live weight: 7 tons (6.4 metric tons)
Weight of skull: 600 pounds (272 kg)
Length of skull: 5 feet (1.5 meters)
Size of brain cavity: Just big enough to hold a quart of milk

Number of teeth: 58

Length of teeth: 7 1/2 to 12 inches (19.05 to 30.5 centimeters)

Diet: Meat

Sex: Unknown


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