September 7, 2017
Around 102 million years ago, when the earth was thick with towering forests and giant reptiles, there was one that stood above them all as the largest, the Patagotitan mayorum.
The Patagotitan mayorum is the largest known dinosaur in existence and will be placed in the Stanley Hall of the Field Museum in spring 2018. The Patagotitan mayorum skeleton will be 122 feet long and when it roamed 100 million years ago, it weighted around at 70 tons. Scientists are able to estimate the weight of the dinosaur from the leg and arm bones. The femur alone is eight feet long and weighs half a ton.
Sue, the world’s largest T. rex, will be getting her own room, as well as an anatomy makeover before being placed in its new exhibit in 2019.
Click here to learn more about the changes at the Field Museum.