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University of Kansas museum unveils T. rex skeleton


September 28, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is now home to a Tyrannosaurus rex fossilized skeleton thanks to a team who helped dig up the specimen and bring it to Lawrence.

The crew spent the past four summers in Montana excavating the skeleton little by little, the Lawrence Journal-World reported . University paleontologist David Burnham says he and his crew of students and volunteers have nicknamed the female dinosaur Lucy.

The team unearthed about 25 percent of Lucy's skull, about 60 percent of her hip bones and 45 percent of her leg bones. Burnham estimated she lived to about 15 ye...

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