- Species: Tyrannosaurus rex
- Catalog Number: BHI 3033
- Discovered on: Spring of 1987
- Discovered by: Stan Sacrison
- Discovered at: Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota, U.S.
- Bulk Recovered: +70%
10 Stan (BHI 3033) Tyrannosaurus Rex Facts
- Stan is the nickname for a famous Tyrannosaurs Rex fossil specimen.
- Stan was discovered by Stan Sacrison, an amateur paleontologist in the Spring of 1987, at the Hell Creek Formation, South Dakota in the United States of America.
- As of 2019, Stan is the 5th most complete Tyrannosaurs Rex fossil specimen.
- An estimated 70% of the bulk of Stan was recovered during excavation and recovery.
- The skull of Stan is believed to be the best Tyrannosaurs Rex skull ever recovered.
- The official catalog number for Stan is BHI 3033.
- Stan was 42 feet (12.8 meters) long and estimated to have weighed 6 tons (5.4 metric tons).
- Based on Stan’s narrow pelvis, paleontologists are confident that Stan was a male Tyrannosaurs Rex.
- More than 30,000 hours were spent by the Black Hills Institute to get Stan ready for display.
- More than 60 casts of Stan have been made and are displayed in museums around the world.
Pictures of Stan (BHI 3033)
A picture of the Stan BHI 3033 Exhibit at Black Hills Institute in Hill City, South Dakota.
A picture of the Stan BHI 3033 Exhibit at Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Fort Hays, Kansas.
A picture of the Stan BHI 3033 Exhibit at Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas.
Additional Resources on Stan (BHI 3033)
- Stan @ Wikipedia – Find more facts about Stan (BHI 3033) on the Wikipedia website.
- Pictures of Stan BHI 3033 Exhibits – A great website with pictures of Stan BH 3033 exhibits at various museums.
- Which Tyrannosaurus Specimens Are Bigger Than Sue? – A comparison of some of the best T-Rex species ever found.