Giant sauropod goes on display at the Natural History Museum of Geneva
A giant sauropod collected and prepared by the Sauriermuseum Aathal in Switzerland proved to be too big for the museum's space and is now on display at the Geneva Natural History Museum. The specimen was found at the Dana Quarry at Ten Sleep in Wyoming and was nicknamed "Arapahoe"-- although the bones were found scattered (mainly by predators), the specimen is about 80% complete, and includes part of the skull. The total length is 25-27 meters.
The sauropod is a close relative of Diplodocus, although a more exact identification has not been determined yet. Some of the material is being studied by Bonn University.
The remains were found with a Torvosaurus tooth.
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