SCOTTY

Canadian Geographic - - DISCOVERY -

The name given to a sixme­tre-tall and 12-me­tre-long fe­male Tyran­nosaurus rex, the skele­ton of which pa­le­on­tol­o­gists at the Univer­sity of Alberta are cur­rently study­ing. Scotty’s skele­ton, dis­cov­ered in 1991 near Eas­tend, Sask., is housed at the Royal Saskatchew­an Mu­seum and has been laser-scanned to such de­tail that the pa­le­on­tol­o­gists dis­cov­ered scratch marks on her snout — prob­a­bly from an­other T. Rex — and es­ti­mate that she was more than 28 years old when she died, po­ten­tially making her the old­est T. Rex ever found.

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