T. rex skeleton (5027) (C/N)

5027 is a Tyrannosaurus rex specimen on display at the American Museum of Natural History. It was first excavated in 1907 by paleontologist Barnum Brown in Montana, and provided paleontologists with the first ever complete Tyrannosaurus skull. Tim Murphy mentioned seeing it at the museum with his family and noticing that it incorrectly had more than the expected thirty-seven vertebrae in the tail. Dr. Alan Grant explained that although there were supposedly plans to rectify this at one stage, it would probably never happen because of the Jurassic Park project, which had the potential to change the world of paleontology forever and perhaps even render museums such as the AMNH obsolete. In reality, AMNH 5027’s vertebrate was corrected during the museum’s renovations, which lasted from 1994 to 1996.