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“The most important and exciting thing is to be able, for the first time, to understand a giant dinosaur as a living organism. And you need a fairly complete skeleton to do that,” said Pol.
The skeleton cast on display came from 84 fossil bones from one specimen, which despite its height was only a teenager when it died.
Installing the dinosaur inside its new home was the most nerve-racking aspect for Norrell. The skeleton only just managed to fit vertically; the roof is 19.4ft high, while the top of the dinosaur’s back reaches 19.2ft.
“No matter how much you plan, no matter how much you try … It’s like putting Ikea furniture together,” said Norrell.
originally posted by: intrptr
Whats amazing is how they extrapolate an entire animals features from a few scraps of bone.
You ask me, they found some whale bones and went…."Thunder Lizard".