Rare, nearly-perfect 66.3 million-year-old T. Rex skull discovered

Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 11:38:55-04

SEATTLE — Here’s a dino-dig to scream about!

Researchers said the most well-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skull ever has been found by a group of paleontologists from the University of Washington.

Members of the UW’s Burke Museum made the discovery this summer in Montana in a place called ‘Hell Creek,’ and they excavated about 20 percent of an entire T. Rex skeleton.

The skull has now arrived in Seattle — all sealed up in it’s own perfect plaster jacket.

The skull alone is about four feet long by three feet wide.

Researchers say this T. Rex was about 15 to 20 feet tall, and it was about 15 years old when he died.

Of course, that was roughly 66.3 million years ago, give or take a few millennia.

Jurassic fans can sink their teeth into this discovery while it’s on display through October 2.

And who knows what scientists will dig up next summer when they return to Hell Creek?!