Accurate anatomical reconstruction of the Tyrannosaurus rex "Stan".
Overview and Background
STAN is the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex of the masculine (or gracile) morphotype ever found.
Discovered in what had once been the sandy shore of an ancient stream now located in the Hell Creek Formation, in Harding County, South Dakota, USA. Then, South Dakota looked very much like the Mississippi delta, with subtropical rich plants and animals, and many other dinosaurs like triceratops, edmontosaurus, ankylosaurus and many other.
Lesson Plan and Activity
shows and tells. Surely this find will capture the interest of children of all ages and can be used to show the affinities and divergences with respect to its feathered relatives that we can still observe today. The marks on the bones can be used to advance theories about the position and size of the muscles or to suggest possible habits or behaviors
- natural science
1/2 hour, but may vary based on the number of details and the grade of education