T-rex Found In Hell Creek Formation
Montana can lay claim to a remarkable archaeological find, that also happens to be very cool. The new Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, nicknamed Tufts-Love Rex was discovered in Montana’s Hell Creek Formation with about 20 percent of its former body intact, including a very well-preserved skull. The T. rex was found by paleontologists from Burke Museum and the University of Washington in Montana’s famous dinosaur-fossil haven.
The name is in honor of the volunteer paleontologists who first noticed bones jutting out of a hillside: Burke Museum’s Jason Love and Luke Tufts. The researchers say they were able to unearth roughly a fifth of the animal, including ribs, hips, jaw bones and vertebrae. So far, the scientists can see the right side of the skull — which is about 4 feet long from base to snout, including teeth. They estimate that the T. rex was 15 years old when it died.