World's Largest Titanosaur Is On Display In New York

Posted: Jan 15 2016, 6:19am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


World's Largest Titanosaur is on Display In New York
American Museum of Natural History
  • Huge Titanosaur exhibited in the Big Apple

A huge Titanosaur, possibly the biggest dinosaur ever, was exhibited in the Big Apple.

The first ever showcasing of the globe’s largest dinosaur, the Titanosaur, took place in New York. The utter surprise and awe felt by the onlookers when they gazed at the humongous dinosaur could not be caught in words.

One of the viewers said that “from a distance everything looks roughly proportional so its difficult to appreciate just how big everything is.” He went on to say that “It’s only when you drop your gaze low enough to see how the legs compare to full grown people that the size of it is really driven home.”

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present the Titanosaur, the Museum's new largest dinosaur.This shot was taken at...Posted by American Museum of Natural History on Thursday, January 14, 2016

It has been said to be the biggest whopper of them all. No other dinosaur compares to this meat monster. It was unearthed a year ago in a grotto in Argentina.

After being labeled a Titanosaur, this giant saurian was declared to be a plant eater. However, it was discovered so recently that it has not been fully classified.

The assembled bones of the Titanosaur were put up on display in the museum for the first time. As for the stats on the big dino, they are as follows: it is 122 feet in length, which is 30 feet longer than the Blue Whale at the same museum.

The skeleton is so large that it couldn’t be housed in a single room. The head and parts of the neck jutted out into the next room, reported HuffingtonPost.  

#HowToBuildATitanosaur: After all the excavating, scanning, printing, and welding, the final step of building a...Posted by American Museum of Natural History on Thursday, January 14, 2016

The hefty creature lived about 100 million years ago. It weighed about 70 tons which is the mass of 10 African elephants. When the gigantic animal was unearthed in Argentina, one of the members of the paleontologists had his picture taken alongside one of the bones of the Titanosaur.

It was the thigh bone and it weighed more than 1100 pounds. The man looks smaller than the bone which lies adjacent to him. 

The sheer weight of the bones made it necessary for the skeleton of the dinosaur at the museum to be made of fiberglass casts which were relatively lightweight. The thigh bone alone is 8 feet in length.

This large lizard sure outdoes any Brontosaurus or Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is a marvel of the age of dinosaurs and will be a source of interest for dinosaur lovers for a long time to come.   

8 Titanosaur Facts and FiguresToday the Museum welcomed its newest permanent resident, the #Titanosaur. This gigantic...Posted by American Museum of Natural History on Thursday, January 14, 2016

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