STAN Tyrannosaurus rex® Skeleton – Display Replica ( BHI #126378 )

STAN Tyrannosaurus rex® Skeleton – Display Replica

(BHI #126378)


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Production times may vary. Custom products are not always available on hand. Standard production time is 6 months, check with us to confirm build time and delivery

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STAN™ is the largest, most complete, Tyrannosaurus rex, of the male (or gracile) morphotype, ever found. Discovered in what had once been the sandy bank of an ancient stream, the bones of the skeleton and skull were separated and spread over a wide area. Spring floods eventually covered the bones with mud where they remained buried for more than 65 million years. This disarticulation resulted in near perfect preservation of the skull.

Stan Sacrison discovered this magnificent specimen in the spring of 1987. In the spring of 1992 the Black Hills Institute staff undertook the excavation. It took more than 30,000 hours to prepare STAN™ for display.

STAN™ T. rex is truly the best T. rex replica available anywhere! Nearly 40 feet (12.2 m) long and 12 feet (3.7 m) high at the hips. The strong, steel support structure is hidden within the bones, allowing the eye to follow the ‘in-motion’ appearance of this impressive, crowd-pleasing fossil skeleton replica.

Each STAN™ T. rex skeleton is constructed according to your needs, allowing you to fashion a more dynamic exhibit. Whether you want your STAN™ walking, stalking, attacking, running, jumping or looking your visitors right in the eye, we welcome your input, so long as the pose requested is natural and anatomically possible. Constructed modularly with no section more than 6 feet long, this incredible specimen can be assembled by an experienced crew of six in just under an hour!

Go to STAN’s page for more in depth info and pictures.


Age Late Cretaceous [~66 MYA]
Locality Hell Creek Formation, Harding County, South Dakota, USA
Credit STAN™ T. rex, discovered by Stan Sacrison, was collected by Black Hills Institute in 1992 & 1994, prepared by BHI in 1993 -1995. BHI returned in 2002, discovered more bones which were cleaned, prepared, & added to the skeleton.
Notes Standard production time is 6 months, check with us to confirm build time and delivery.
Size ~ 40’ l (12.2 m)
Extras Crate and packing fees apply. Please contact us for details.
Material Polyurethane Resins with Acrylic Paints mounted on a custom steel frame


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