Sauropods at the MuseumD. Finnin, AMNH

The world’s largest dinosaur is getting some company.

The American Museum of Natural History has brought out dozens of never-before-seen fossils for a new exhibit, Sauropods at the Museum. The towering veggiesaurus with a long neck and tail (you probably know it from “The Land Before Time”) is among the giants of the Jurassic Period, 150 million years ago.

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It also has the distinction of being the dinosaur find that began the museum’s collection back in 1897. The partial skeletons, including a pelvis and femur, are displayed on racks as if they were still in the museum’s storage rooms (which hold nearly 5 million fossils), along with images from the expedition that discovered them in Wyoming as well as ongoing digs.


The exhibit replaces five fossils from the even more gigantic Titanosaur, a sauropod-like species found in Patagonia, Argentina, in 2014. But don’t worry - the 122-foot-long Titanosaur skeleton in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center will remain. It’s a model constructed using 3D scans of the bones, which are too fragile to be mounted.

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