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Re: Exhibition: Reptiles from Russia and Asia in Braunschweig/Germany
Yes, I've already been there once (with my daughter, so not too much time
to look at the details).
It is very nice indeed , although they pressed it into a lecture hall, so
it is a bit crowded.
> The exhibition includes
> - Two complete skeletons of Tyrannosaurus bataar
> The type fossil of Saurolophus angustirostris
> Original skeletons of Psittacosaurus und Protoceratops,
> including a nest of eggs of Protoceratops
> "Original skeletons of Psittacosaurus ..." seems
> to imply that the skeletons of Tyrannosaurus bataar
> and Saurolophus angustirostris are 100% casts.
Not being an expert, I cannot say for sure (especially because of having
to explain everything to a 3-year old which was a bit frightened by the
sharp teeth of the T bataar and worried it might wake up and eat the
Saurolophus), but they did have the look of casts to my
Nevertheless, they were impressive (especially the Saurolophus, which is
mounted in a rather upright position and thus looks *huge*.
> Not only reptiles but some fossils from the mammalian side
> - Inostranvecia
These were especially nice to see.
> And some plates not only for ABSRDists
> - Sharovipteryx
Both were definitely casts - so I could see none of the
impressions david p. claims to be there on the L. slate.
In addition, there was the skull of Tarchia, of a pachycephalosaur and
some very early tetrapodes as well.
Surely this is not something to be missed if you happen to be here in
Braunschweig. (The catalogue, though, was a bit disappointing with only
very few actual photographs, and rather small ones as well.)
> Last not least
> - A skull cast off Liopleurodon
If you visit, take note that this is not situated with the rest of the
exhibition, but in the main museum building, together with a fossil of a
sauropod unearthed in the vicinity of Braunschweig.
If you need more info, just contact me.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Martin BÃker
Institut fÃr Werkstoffe
Langer Kamp 8