Hey everyone! Its T.rex Tuesday again! Which is still our favorite day of the week that doesn't end in -aturday! Since we got the whole thing started last week with the T.rex display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, I thought I'd follow up with another Carnegie T.rex, this one a cast of the Burpee Museum of Natural History's "Jane" teen-aged Tyrannosaurus rex, which is prominantly displayed (of all places) in the middle of the musuem's gift shop. (No, I didn't find a price tag on her.)
Jane is a pretty spectacular example of a smaller Tyrannosaurus rex, and helped provide a missing piece of information to the study of the tyrant lizard. She has been given a lot of love elsewhere in this blog. I'd encourage you to go looking if you want to learn more.
The Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh houses an impressive collection of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils. Including the holotype for the species, the museum is home to four displayed skeletons. We featured the holotype and a cast of Peck's rex last week. And we know about Jane. Can anyone recall what the fourth one is? (Hint: I've featured it previously in a T.rex Tuesday post as well.)