American Museum of Natural History unveils an exhibit replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur

American Museum of Natural History unveils an exhibit replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur

The Titanosaur



In January 2016, the Museum added another must-see exhibit to its world-famous fossil halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

Paleontologists suggest this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 70 tons. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.

The remains were excavated in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio led by José Luis Carballido and Diego Pol, who received his Ph.D. degree in a joint program between Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History. One of the 8-foot femurs, or thigh bones, found at the site is among five original fossils on temporary view with The Titanosaur.

chanelAD1   rolexAD1  

Gatos

El lenguaje corporal de los gatos

Pixiebob CATS

The Pixiebob is a domestic cat visually resembling the North American Bobcat.

Dogs and food

Good Dog, Bad Food: Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog

Museos

Contribuir al conocimiento de la fauna venezolana y de otras áreas del Neotrópico @MIZAUCV apoyemos a la UCV


Contactos

Teléfonos: +58 212 578 1145
Fax: +58 212 576 3892