|Catalog number||FMNH PR 2081|
|Age||67–65.5 million years|
|Place discovered||Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota|
|Date discovered||August 12, 1990|
|Discovered by||Susan Hendrickson|
Sue was discovered in the summer of 1990 by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. She contacted the Black Hills Institute, whose staff retrieved and prepared the bones.
First, ownership disputes were settled in court. There was a long dispute between the owners of the land, the Sioux tribe, the United States Department of the Interior, and the Black Hills Institute, whose staff had done the work.
Gout[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Field Museum of Natural History homepage: All about Sue.
- Relf, Pat. A dinosaur named Sue: The story of the colossal fossil. 2000.
- Steve Fiffer (2000). Tyrannosaurus Sue. Freeman, New York. ISBN 0-7167-4017-6. Chapter 12 "Everything changed that day".
- Sue at The Field Museum
- Rothschild, BM; Tanke D, Carpenter K (1997). "Tyrannosaurs suffered from gout". Nature 387 (6631): 357. doi:10.1038/387357a0. PMID 9163417. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v387/n6631/abs/387357a0.html.