The American Museum of Natural History Debuts a New Dinosaur, the Titanosaur
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The dinosaur skeleton is not made with real fossils, as they are too heavy to mount. Instead, the displayed dinosaur was put together with lightweight 3D prints made from fiberglass. The bones were based on 84 real fossils excavated in Argentine Patagonia. Also on temporary display are five of the original fossils that were found, including a femur, scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna dating back to 102 million years ago.
“We are pleased to present this awe-inspiring exhibit as yet another icon in an inspiring journey of discover that the museum offers throughout its galleries,” Ellen V. Futter, president of AMNH, said in a statement.
The Titanosaur will open to the public on January 15.