Giant Dinosaur Patagotitan on Display in England

Giant Dinosaur Patagotitan on Display in England
Giant Dinosaur Patagotitan on Display in England - D.POL/MEF There are two skeleton replicas in the US, but this will be the first in Europe

Although two replica skeletons have been found in the US, this will be the first public exhibition in Europe. In the new year, a replica will arrive in London that could be the largest animal to ever walk on land. If it can fit in the gallery space, a mold of the Patagotitan sauropod dinosaur will be on display at the Natural History Museum.

At its strongest, the beast can weigh between 60 and 70 tons and be about 35 meters long from nose to tail.

Argentina's Paleontology Museum Egidio Feruglio (MEF), where researchers discovered the animal's colossal bones in 2014, is lending its skeletal replica.

The exhumation of the 100-million-year-old beast created excitement.

A photo of one of the researchers lying next to his thigh bone was published in newspapers around the world to show the animal's gigantic size.

The BBC was lucky enough to dig it up and later collaborated with Sir David Attenborough to produce a film called Attenborough And The Giant Dinosaur.

MEF will also lend the real thigh bone, which will provide an unforgettable selfie opportunity for NHM guests.
“This single leg bone is 2.4 meters tall and weighs more than 500 kg. We will also have a complete arm bone set.
“These fossils and Patagotitan will be exhibited for the first time in Europe. MEF is extraordinarily courteous. They just want to show the world their scientific achievements and we are excited to be a platform where they can do that.
Interactive screens depicting the life of the extraordinarily large Cretaceous period sauropods known as titanosaurs will be presented with the cast.

The Largest Dinosaurs That Ever Lived on Earth
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There were also Patagotitan and another creature called Argentinosaurus on the list. It is difficult to pinpoint who is the eldest among them. This is partly due to the fact that not all of these dinosaurs' bones have been discovered, clouding estimates of their true size a bit.
While they don't fully understand how titanosaurs acquired their gigantic size, they do know why they got so big.
This was probably due to the relatively low-quality plant foods they were able to eat, which required a large digestive system to fully utilize.
In essence, they were huge fermentation tanks supported by sturdy legs.

Dinosaur Dippy is well known to NHM goers. It's also a sauropod. However, when they encounter Patagotitan, they will probably be amazed by the similarities.
Paleontologist from the museum, Dr. Paul Barrett stated that Patagotitan is much larger than Dippy.
“I'm a bit of a rugby lover, so I'll make an analogy. If he were a member of the Patagotitan rugby team, Dippy would be the small, agile, catching man in the back, while the big, burly man in the front would push the opponent away. Dippy, who probably weighs a third of the Patagotitan, is, by contrast, a featherweight.”

Dippy is currently in NHM's Waterhouse Gallery. He has to clear the space to make room for the Patagotitan.
Sinéad Marron predicted that Dippy would not be fired.
In any case, Dippy is getting ready to embark on his own journey with a long-term loan from one UK venue to another. Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur will debut on NHM on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Source: BBC

 

Günceleme: 30/11/2022 13:27

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