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Diplodocus carnegii cast at the Museo De La Plata, Argentina



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A new paper:

Alejandro Otero and Zulma Gasparini (2014)
The History of the Cast Skeleton of Diplodocus carnegii Hatcher, 1901,
at the Museo De La Plata, Argentina.
Annals of Carnegie Museum 82(3): 291-304
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2992/007.082.0301
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2992/007.082.0301

Diplodocus carnegii Hatcher, 1901, is a sauropod dinosaur that was
originally recovered in the late 19th century in the Upper Jurassic of
North America. The large amount of bones recovered permitted the
reconstruction of the original skeleton at the Carnegie Museum in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. A series of casts
of the specimen were made and donated by Andrew Carnegie to different
countries in Europe and Latin America. The cast of D. carnegii mounted
in 1912 at the Museo de La Plata was one of the nine replicas donated
by Carnegie. The history of the discovery, the trip to Argentina by
Carnegie Museum personnel, and the mounting of the cast skeleton are
related in this contribution.
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