Friday, May 27, 2016

Pete III finished. For now.

Just for the weekend, the prototype cast of our Daspletosaurus Pete III (RMDRC 06-005) will be shown off in the atrium of the museum, before it gets decent photographs and heads to its forever home. Yes, it has a 2006 specimen number.
The original site as found/explored in July 2005. We were so young.

We've been working on this for a decade. I'm not sure if I should take the day off to celebrate, or take advantage of the free time of getting a huge project off my plate and start something new and exciting. In the meantime, enjoy some of the snowy photos, better well-lit ones to come in a week.

So, this is what a pile of Daspletosaurus looks like

It just looks like such a fast critter, not like dumpy Tyrannosaurus

Nearly 11m of birdy goodness


  1. It doesn't look like Daspletosaurus, it looks more like an albertosaurine closer to Gorgosaurus than to anything else.

  2. Congratulations!



    Stamford Museum, Stamford CT.

  3. Where will this specimen's "forever home" be, if not the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, then?

    1. The forever home will make an announcement when they are ready. Ball is in their court now.

  4. I just can’t get over the size. 11 meters? Why isn’t it a bigger deal in terms of size? It’s clearly the largest known Daspletosaurus.