The original findings of the special exhibition were discovered in 2014 in South America.
The skeleton of the largest dinosaur that ever lived on Earth is on display at the Natural History Museum in London BBC.
According to the researchers, based on the remains found in Argentina, the Patagotitans lived about 100 million years ago in what is now South America. Judging by a 2.4-meter-long femur found in 2014, the animal was about 37 meters long and could weigh up to 60-70 tons. Although scientists aren’t sure why these animals are so large, they hypothesize that it may have something to do with the poor amount of food available to them, which would require a gigantic digestive system to digest. To maintain this, they had to eat all day and part of the night, which meant they gobbled up all the plant food around them wherever they went, which could be about 130 kilograms of vegetation per day. This corresponds to approximately 515 heads of lettuce.
The museum borrowed the representative skeleton and original findings from the Argentine Museum of Paleontology Egidio Ferroglio (MEF) and will be on display in London until January 7. Due to its massive size, the skeleton could not fit in the Waterhouse Gallery, the Natural History Museum’s largest exhibition hall, but for the hall to be able to withstand the animal’s enormous size and weight, as well as the supporting structure, engineers had to strengthen the floor of the hall.
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