Putting together the puzzle of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils with 3D scanning
The discovery of the skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex, dubbed Trix, in 2013 in Montana, U.S., was staggering news for the paleontological community: more than 80% of the bone volume was preserved, which placed Trix in the top 3 most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found. All essential, larger bones were present, and the quality of the fossil was unmatched by any other T.Rex skeletons in the world.
Valentin Vanhecke of the Dutch company 4Visualization has scanned the astonishingly well preserved skeleton of a giant dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago. The newly mounted skeleton is now on display at a local museum.
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