Call him Mr. Big * USA - 3 city buses = 1 Dino
* New York - This newly discovered dinosaur is as long as 3 city buses
... Then again, it might just be Ms. — even the folks at the American Museum of Natural History aren’t sure. In fact, they have lots of questions about the titanosaur, whose fiberglass-cast skeleton was unveiled this week to the tune of the “2001: A Space Odyssey” theme... But one thing’s for sure: Measuring 122 feet long and 20 feet high, the as-yet-unnamed dino is the biggest thing in the place. It’s so large, its head and neck extend into the hallway outside its fourth-floor gallery... Its fossilized remains were discovered in 2014 in Argentina’s Patagonia region. Paleontologist Diego Pol, who received his Ph.D. at the museum, sent his mentor a photo of himself sprawled next to an 8-foot-long fossil... You can see the femur and a few other fossils at the museum before they tour the world. And the titanosaur? Happily, it’s here to stay... How long did it take to create that life-size cast?. The cast, based on 84 excavated fossil bones, was made in six months by a Canadian firm working closely with Argentina’s Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio...
(Image: This it's Mr. Big) -- NY, USA - The NY Post, by Barbara Hoffman - January 16, 2016
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