Big Mike

“Big Mike” is a tyrannosaur. Not just any tyrannosaur – Big Mike is a Tyrannosaurus rex specimen, number MOR 555. To be precise, “Big Mike” is the name given to the bronze casts of the specimen, which itself went by the rather un-cool nickname of “Wankel rex”. One of the casts is on display in front of the MOR:

MOR 555 is a fairly complete specimen, and at the time of its discovery had the most complete T. rex forelimb. You can find info on it all across the web (last link to famous rex soft tissue paper, in which MOR 555 plays a role, too), so I’ll be lazy and not go on about it here. More from the MOR soon.


About Heinrich Mallison

I'm a dinosaur biomech guy
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