Books et al.Paleontology

An exhibition fit for a king

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Science  17 May 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6441, pp. 639
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax3716

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Head down and jaws wide, drool running down its banana-sized teeth, the Tyrannosaurus rex is a nightmare incarnate. The unsettling eyes only add to the effect. Children are nudged forward by their parents to gaze at the king of the tyrant lizards. No museum seems complete without this Cretaceous celebrity. The new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City only feeds the dinosaur's fame, putting on the most elaborate celebration of tyrannosaur biology ever assembled.