World News – AU – The world’s most complete triceratops skeleton arrives at the Melbourne Museum

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The Melbourne Museum will soon add the news that it has acquired a nearly complete 67 million year old Triceratops skeleton to its already impressive collection of natural history objects. This special skeleton – the more than 1. Weighs 1,000 kilograms – is one of the most complete and well-preserved dinosaur fossils ever found.

The enormous skeleton is 87 percent complete and includes skin prints, tendons, the entire spine, and the skull, which is 99 percent complete. The specimen is estimated to be six to seven meters long and more than two meters high, which makes it larger than a full-grown African elephant. Not to mention the three horns and the recognizable ruffle that is around 148 cm wide.

Museums The senior curator of paleontology in Victoria, Dr. Erich Fitzgerald, says the quality of this triceratops makes it one of the most significant and informative dinosaur fossils ever found.

“Despite its popularity, many questions about the anatomy and paleobiology of Triceratops remain unanswered. This fossil is made up of hundreds of bones, including a complete skull and spine. This will help us solve puzzles about how this species lived 67 million years ago. This will be one of the few Triceratops skeletons on display around the world with all of the bones, from skull to tail tip, from a single animal. ”

The new fossil is already included in the impressive collection at the Melbourne Museum, including a theropod claw that was the first dinosaur bone found in Australia in 1903.

You can see the triceratops in the . . . Well, bones when it enters the Melbourne Museum collection in 2021.

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