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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.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsPaleontology.
 
Location. 28° 21.346′ N, 81° 35.315′ W. Marker is in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is located in DinoLand U.S.A. in Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 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); Forced Eastward (approx. 6.7 miles away); 1887 Windermere Schoolhouse
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 Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.
(approx. 10 miles away); Windermere Town Hall (approx. 10.2 miles away); Historic St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 11.1 miles away); Osceola County (approx. 11.7 miles away); Dean R. Gilmore (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Buena Vista.
 
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 was last revised on March 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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