Exact Replica of 'Sue' T-Rex Skull, Largest Tyrannosaurus Specimen
(REPLICA) Sue, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found, is displayed as part of the permanent collection at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The seven-ton Sue is more than 90% complete - and, at 42 feet from snout to tail. The dinosaur wsa named Sue Hendrickson, who discovered th first bone. Hunter's holy grail in 1990 on a ranch on Cheyenne River Indian Revervation. Larson's Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, for whom Hendrickson was working, gave the now deceased rancher, Maurice Williams, a $5,000 check for the find. But after the fossil was extracted, Williams said he wnated Sue back. Cheyenne River Sioux leaders did, too, saying she should be theirs. An FBI-led task force had seized Sue from the commercial bone dealers who found the fossil, and the name ensuing custody battle had played out in federal court. Later released to be auctioned at Sotheby's. Finally sold for $7.6 million, which went to Williams, the rancher in South Dakota. This skull is the finest most accurate REPLICA of Sue the T-Rex. Supposedly 20 were made by the Museum of Chicago. A similar replica of 'Stan' sold in Heritage for $10,000 in 2013.