Rare T.rex sets off from Montana on road trip bound for Smithsonian

April 11, 2014 10:42 PM

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Rare T.rex sets off from Montana on road trip bound for Smithsonian

(Reuters) - The rare and nearly intact skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed the earth 65 million years ago set off from Montana on Friday on a cross-country road trip, its first, bound for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

The fossil of the 38-foot-long carnivore, found on federal lands in Montana in 1988, has played a starring role in scientific research at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman since its excavation by paleontologists led by curator Jack Horner.

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