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Lake Buena Vista in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tyrannosaurus Rex

“Sue”

 
 
Tyrannosaurus Rex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 27, 2014
1. Tyrannosaurus Rex Marker


Inscription.
This fossil cast is an exact replica of “Sue”, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. Named for her discoverer, Sue was found in South Dakota on August 12, 1990. Sue is 90% complete, a fossil find of enormous importance to the study of dinosaurs.

During her lifetime in the Late Cretaceous Period (67-65 million years ago) Sue weighed seven tons and measured 42 feet in length, making her the largest T. rex yet discovered.

In partnership with the Field Museum of Chicago.

 
Location. 28° 21.346′ N, 81° 35.315′ W. Marker is in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in Orange County. Click for map. Marker is located in DinoLand U.S.A. in Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Liberty Bell (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Liberty Tree (approx. 4.4 miles away); 1887 Windermere Schoolhouse (approx. 10 miles away); Windermere Town Hall (approx. 10.2 miles away); Osceola County (approx. 11.7 miles away); Dean R. Gilmore
Tyrannosaurus Rex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 27, 2014
2. Tyrannosaurus Rex Marker
The marker is seen here in front of the T Rex skeleton.
(approx. 12.2 miles away); Orlando's First Settler, Aaron Jernigan (approx. 16.4 miles away); Carver Court Public Housing Complex (approx. 17 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake Buena Vista.
 
Categories. AnimalsPaleontology
 
Tyrannosaurus Sue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 27, 2014
3. Tyrannosaurus Sue
Named after fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson,this skeleton is considered to be one of the most famous fossil finds of the 20th century.
Closeup of Tyrannosaurus Rex Skull image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 27, 2014
4. Closeup of Tyrannosaurus Rex Skull
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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