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"STAN" - SKULL CAST OF MOST COMPLETE T-REX EVER FOUND
Tyrannosaurus rex
Late Cretaceous
Hell Creek Formation, South Dakota

STAN represents the biggest and most complete T-rex ever found. Hailing from the famed Hell Creek Formation of the Late Cretaceous, STAN was discovered in the Spring of 1987 with 65 percent real bone preserved. The skeleton has evidence of a number of pathologies - including a hole in the back of the skull - likely made by the tooth of another T-rex! STAN endured broken ribs, a broken neck and the attack by another T-rex, yet the dinosaur probably died of disease or old age, rather than from any of his numerous injuries. It took an unbelievable 30,000 hours of preparation time to put the skeleton together, which is now on permanent display at the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Museum in Hill City, South Dakota. The full skeleton is nearly 40 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips. This example of T-rex certainly did justice to the literal translation - "Tyrant King" - and this exact replica cast of the skull is amazing on its own. Whether simply considering the magnitude of the overall skull or making an evaluation of just a single attribute such as the large teeth, this piece evokes feelings and emotions for the child of any age. The replica skull comes in two pieces and with a custom rolling base made of wood and metal.
The skull cast measures 51.5 x 31 x 59 inches (130.81 x 78.74 x 149.86 cm) and stands 69 inches 175.26 cm) tall on the stand.

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Auction Dates
October, 2013
19th-20th
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