They were BIG.
Picture four city buses, parked bumper to bumper. Now, imagine that instead of four chassis and several sets of wheels, you’re looking at the body and tail of a single enormous dinosaur, supported by four sturdy legs as wide and as tall as trees! That’s about the size of some of The World’s Largest Dinosaurs — the super-sized sauropods that thrived on Earth for approximately 140 million years.
By studying the fossilized bones of these giant plant-eaters, as well as the internal anatomy of modern dinosaur relatives, scientists have created a life-size model of the Mamenchisaurus that serves as the centerpiece for this fascinating exhibit. Although this 60-foot-long female was not the largest sauropod, Mamenchisaurus is known for its extremely long neck, which accounts for fully half its body size! On one side, bumpy, knobby scales make up the animal’s simulated skin — giving guests a realistic idea of how this and other sauropods may have looked. On the other side, a virtual dissection and a video projected on the animal’s midsection show how its organs and body systems supported the colossal size of these sauropods.
The World’s Largest Dinosaurs includes specimens of sauropod vertebrae, a giant femur, skin impressions and many other fossil finds. It also offers plenty of opportunities for hands-on discovery, including a hand pump that demonstrates how much pressure would have been needed to circulate blood through a sauropod’s long neck to its head, and a simulated fossil dig at the end of the exhibit.
Don’t miss your chance to make some big discoveries about the biggest land animals ever known! The World’s Largest Dinosaurs is open now.
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Paleontologists, biologists, botanists, animal nutritionists, and engineers all agree: the world’s largest dinosaurs were extraordinary creatures. The challenge is to discover what made them tick.
Dinosaurs rock! The science of dinosaurs inspire children of all ages. We are proud to help bring The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit to Dallas,”
- said Jim Dondero, Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management.
The World’s Largest Dinosaurs is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with Coolture Marketing, Bogotá, Colombia.
Dinosaur illustrations provided courtesy of Raúl Martín.
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