New Bones About it: Natural History Museum Displays Rarely Seen Dinosaur Fossils
NEW YORK - The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan is urging visitors to come check out some never-before-seen dinosaur bones.
Several specimens are being shown to the public for the first time, including a femur, pelvis, dozens of vertibrae, and a skull.
Most of the bones were dug up in the 19th century, and date back to nearly 150 million years ago.
The fossils also speak to the history of the museum itself.
"It's what we call a sauropod dinosaur, which is sort of the traditional kind of sinclair dinosaur with a long neck, a long tail and a big body. And this hip bone and that leg bone are the first dinosaur specimens ever acquired by the American museum," said Mark Norell, Chair and Macaulay Curator, Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History.
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