Trix (RGM 792.000) T-Rex Facts
- Species: Tyrannosaurus rex
- Catalog Number: RGM 792.000
- Discovered on: May 27th, 2013
- Discovered by: Blaine and Michele Lunstad
- Discovered at: Hell Creek Formation in Montana, U.S.
- Bulk Recovered: 75% and 80%
9 Trix (RGM 792.000) Tyrannosaurus Rex Facts
- Trix is the nickname for a famous Tyrannosaurs Rex fossil specimen.
- Trix was discovered by two amateur paleontologists, Blaine and Michele Lunstad on May 27th, 2013, at the Hell Creek Formation, Montana in the United States of America.
- The nickname for RGM 792.000 (“Trix”) is an allusion to T-rex and the former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
- An estimated 75 to 85% of Trix’s bulk recovered during excavation.
- Trix is the 3rd most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil specimen in the world, after Stan (BHI 3033) and Sue (FMHN PR 2081).
- Trix was excavated by paleontologists from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, Netherlands.
- The official catalog number for Trix is RGM 792.000.
- Trix was first displayed to the public in Leiden, Netherlands, on September 10th, 2016.
- Trix is the oldest known Tyrannosaurus rex fossil specimen, estimated to have been over 30 years old when it died.
Pictures of Trix (RGM 792.000)
A picture of the body of Trix (RGM 792.000).
Credit: Ryan Robison / Pinterest
A picture of the skull of Trix (RGM 792.000).
Credit: AFP / Marten van Dijl
A picture of the teeth of Trix (RGM 792.000).
Credit: Jamie Simpson
Additional Resources on Trix (RGM 792.000)
- Trix (RGM 792.000) @ Wikipedia – Learn more about the Trix Tyrannosaurus rex specimen on the Wikipedia website.
- 3D Model of Trix (RGM 792.000) – View an amazing 3D Model of Trix (RGM 792.000).