The American Museum of Natural History was already extremely awesome, but it just got even more awesome. We didn't think that was possible either, but apparently it is.
How could such a feat be accomplished, you're wondering? We'll tell you.
The American Museum of Natural History just got a new dinosaur, dubbed the titanosaur, and its form was too big to fit in any of the museum's exhibition rooms.
That's right, everybody. According to DNAInfo, the Titanosaur weighs as much as 10 African elephants, and is bigger than the museum's Tyrannosaurus rex.
Yes, the same Tyrannosaurus rex that, until now, was the largest dinosaur on display in North America. Of course now, the Titanosaur is the biggest dinosaur on display in North America.
It's not the heaviest display, though. The Titanosaur weighs 70 tons, so it's less than the museum's blue whale. The wale is 30 feet shorter, though, so the Titanosaur is taller.
Also, the Titanosaur in question wasn't even at the Titanosaur's full height.
"Imagine a full-grown one," Ellen Futter, the museum's president, said when she introduced the dinosaur on Thursday.
You're probably wondering how the museum dealt with the fact that the dinosaur didn't fit into any exhibition rooms.
Its head peeks out of the gallery to greet museum visitors before they enter the room, is how. Since the dinosaur is 122-feet-long, we're not all too surprised that it can't be contained in a single room.
The Titanosaur was made after 84 fossil bones were excavated from a site by a team of paleontologists in Patagonia in 2014, who then made 3D prints of their bones.
amnh Meet the #Titanosaur! This gigantic 122-foot-long, 19-foot-high sauropod is officially the Museum's largest dinosaur, and newest permanent resident. A bit too large for its new home, its neck and head extend out of the gallery, welcoming visitors to the “dinosaur” floor. The Titanosaur is now on view to the public, free for Members and with Museum admission. AMNH/D.Finnin
Scientists found 223 bones at the site from six different Titanosaurs, which enabled to put together the composite for this one. The team said when they dug up a Titanosaur's femur it was "the size of a living room couch," according to Mike Novacek, a senior vice president at the museum.
The Titanosaur's fossils on display in the Museum of Natural History are 3D prints because the actual fossils were too heavy to mount, museum officials said.
If you want to check out the Titanosaur for yourself, it opens Friday as part of the museum's permanent collection. We know we'll be getting there to check it out as soon as we can.
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