Never Before Seen Dinosaurs Fossils at AMNH

Does your family enjoy learning about Dinosaurs? Then you'll want to visit the AMNH to see a special exhibit featuring these never-before-displayed fossil bones.

Never Before Seen Dinosaurs Fossils at AMNH

photo credit: ©AMNH/D. Finnin.

The AMNH will exhibit specimens from its extensive paleontology collection.

These dozens of sauropod fossil bones will be on view, along with elements of the very first dinosaur fossil collected by the Museum 120 years ago. Most of these fossils are from the Museum’s legendary Big Bone Room, where fossils of sauropods and other large dinosaurs are stored on open shelving.

Never Before Seen Dinosaurs Fossils at AMNH

photo credit: ©AMNH/D. Finnin.

The early fossil find—an incomplete skeleton of the long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur Diplodocus longus—was unearthed by legendary Museum dinosaur hunter Barnum Brown along with Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1897 at Como Bluff, Wyoming. This discovery launched the Museum’s dinosaur collection.

Never Before Seen Dinosaurs Fossils at AMNH

photo credit: ©AMNH/D. Finnin.

In addition to the Diplodocus longus pelvis and femur, fossils going on view include over thirty sauropod vertebrae, representing several different species from the late Jurassic Period (about 150 million years ago) and from several parts of the body, including neck, back, and tail; and a neck and skull from a juvenile Kaatedocus siberi.

An accompanying slideshow will feature photographs from Museum expeditions from the 1890s to the present day, spanning field sites from the American West to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

For more information about AMNH exhibits, visit www.amnh.org

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