Kansas Man Finds Juvenile T.rex Fossil

By: AP (posted by Lindsay Sax)
By: AP (posted by Lindsay Sax)

KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP)--A Kansas man has found the remains of what is believed to be a half-grown Tyrannosaurus rex in Montana. The fossil could help fill the void of the understanding of the dinosaur.

Robert Detrich, of Wichita, unearthed the fossil named "Baby Bob." The fossil was found in July near Jordan, Montana. It is causing excitement with paleontologists because the femur measures 25 inches, making it among the smallest T.rex fossils ever found.

There have only been a few juvenile T.rex specimens discovered. Scientists are eager to learn more about the king of the dinosaurs before it reaches its full size of about 40 feet from head to toe.

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