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Skeleton Of A PREGNANT T-rex Will Be Unveiled To The Public For The First Time Next Month

Pregnant T-Rex fossil remains to be unveiled to public for first time new ZealandDecember 2 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Remains from the Hell Creek Formation in the northwest Montana Paleontologists believe the 38-foot-long predator, named Barbara, walked the Earth 66 million years ago.

Barbara was just one of three pregnant women Tyrannosaurus rex fossils ever discovered And a “rare opportunity” to discover the sex of any dinosaur.

The skeleton, praised for having some of the largest bones in a dinosaur, is in excellent condition, including her head and jaw.

More than 66 million years ago, this dinosaur named Barbara was pregnant when she walked the earth

The specimen’s foot bones showed signs of injury, possibly a traumatic tendon injury, which paleontologists believe caused the dinosaur to walk with a limp.

However, the injury would have hampered T. rex’s ability to hunt, so she would likely have become a scavenger until she could hunt again.

Barbara’s bones were found in quarries in the Hell Creek Formation, one of the most famous fossil formations in the world.

Paleontologists had to use bulldozers to dig up the remains because they were encased in 66-million-year-old sediment.

“To ensure that as many ‘Barbaras’ as possible are found, the team needed to remove the ‘overburden’ (known as the ‘fossil-bearing’ layer’) above the layer containing the ‘Barbara’ fossil 66 million years ago,” according to Report Published by Auckland Museum.

The skeleton shows a protruding abdomen that held eggs before the dinosaur died.Barbara is just one of three T. rex fossils found so far

The skeleton shows a protruding abdomen that held eggs before the dinosaur died.Barbara is just one of three T. rex fossils found so far

Barbara's skeleton was 11 feet tall and was 47 percent of the original skeleton as measured by bone density, making her the eighth most complete T. rex

Barbara’s skeleton was 11 feet tall and was 47 percent of the original skeleton as measured by bone density, making her the eighth most complete T. rex

“Specimens like T. rex can spread over great distances, depending on how the bones were distributed before burial. The team began the excavation process with a space 90 feet long and 20 feet wide.

Barbara’s skeleton was 11 feet tall and was 47 percent of the original skeleton as measured by bone density, making her the eighth most complete T. rex.

“Barbara’s Bones is mounted on an elegant and unobtrusive metal frame that allows easy access to the elements,” the report reads.

“The incomplete elements are being combined with a model of Tyrannosaur ‘Stan’ (BHI 3033) and adapted to match the different proportions of ‘Barbara’.”

“The model was painted to match the color and pattern of ‘Barbara’, so that viewers could see the entire skeleton without distracting color differences.”

Barbara will be on display alongside Tāmaki Paenga Hira’s other major work at Auckland War Memorial Museum – Peter the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The fossils were unearthed in the Hell Creek Formation in northwestern Montana, known for its fossil formations

The fossils were unearthed in the Hell Creek Formation in northwestern Montana, known for its fossil formations

Causes the dino to limp when she walks. However, the injury would hinder the T. rex's ability to hunt, so she likely became a scavenger until she could hunt again (injured foot pictured)

Causes the dino to limp when she walks. However, the injury would hinder the T. rex’s ability to hunt, so she likely became a scavenger until she could hunt again (injured foot pictured)

This will be the first time in history that an adult male and female T. rex will be displayed simultaneously.

Barbara was loaned to the museum and donated by the same anonymous person who lent it to Peter.

While Barbara would find a new home in the museum, many other dinosaur specimens were sold at auction to the highest bidder.

A 76-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skull, one of the most complete in history, has been hailed as the “ultimate trophy” as it goes to auction next month with an estimate of $20 million.

Sotheby’s New York, which made headlines in July when it sold the first-ever skeleton of a Gorgon dragon, is holding a live auction to see the more than 6-foot-tall fossil skull debut and be discovered. Sell ​​to the highest bidder.

“Barbara’s Bones is mounted on an elegant and unobtrusive metal frame that allows easy access to the elements,” the report reads. “The incomplete elements are being combined with a model of Tyrannosaur ‘Stan’ (BHI 3033) and adapted to match the different proportions of ‘Barbara’

A 76-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skull, one of the most complete in history, has been hailed as the

A 76-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skull, one of the most complete in history, has been hailed as the “ultimate trophy” as it goes to auction next month for an estimated $20 million

The skull, nicknamed Maximus, was unearthed in South Dakota, where other rare T. rex bones, including Sue and Stan, have been found — an area Sotheby’s head of science has dubbed the “T. rex capital of the world.”

The rest of the dinosaur’s bones have disappeared through the test of time, but the skull still has a jaw element with teeth and most of the external skeleton on the left and right sides.

Thomas Carr, a paleontologist at Carthage College in Wisconsin, told DailyMail.com: “I was caught off guard by the news of the auction of the Maximus T. rex skull—it proves that there are far more iconic dinosaur fossils in commercial hands than we do.” Reaware .

“Maximus’ auction is a testament to the relationship built between commercial interests and auction houses in order to achieve the highest returns — a link that is not going away given the sums involved.” Unless, of course, the American public wants to see its natural heritage entered museum.

“Meanwhile, Maximus is the latest victim of this relationship: at public auction, there is no guarantee that the museum will buy it simply because the expected return is in the millions. Museums simply don’t have the generosity to buy a For example, $1 million can provide ten years of field trips to a major museum.

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