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Troodon posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumFor those of you that have visited the Black Hills Institute in Hill City SD you know that space is at a premium. When I heard that they were planning to add a replica of the large Jurassic Pliosaur Liopleurodon ferox , I said where? Well here it is flying high above. The new view as you enter Getting to this point was not easy. The replica was not complete and the skull was distorted. Started with a two meter skull mounting of the scapulae and the created coracoids positioned the pubes and ischia attached to the sacral ribs with a rod going through the “yet to be created” ilia attach the created gastralia basket, creating the disassemble circle that will support the massive paddles Mounting of the ribs Lots of modification to the ribs and lateral spines Its South Dakota cow country Bone corrections being made
Sergey Woropaew posted a topic in Questions & AnswersSea animals today larger than land animals.(whale vs elephant) Why?- Because the effects of gravity are lower in water. their skeletons don't have to support as much weight as they would out of water. Thats why biggest animal is whale. So - why it's not work with dinosaurs? Biggest dinosaurs - is land creatures - Argentinosaurus-30-40 meters long (and other titanosaurs),while in the sea we find smaller animals (biggest is Liopleurodon i guess -6 meters as known today)?. So why is that? is laws of physics was completely upside down in dinosaur times?
Hi, This is a Liopleurodon (Ferox?) tooth (Lower Oxford Clay,Callovian,Jurassic.Hampton Lakes,P'Boro, Cambs.160 myo.) This was acquired from a professional and then run by another expert for a second opinion. The reason why we have strongly versed with Liopleurodon for this particular specimen is because of it's distinct robust nature and very thick vertical ribbing that tends to "stick out" from the tooth itself (this specimen does have natural feeding wear and a slight repair). - I am terribly sorry for the quality of these photographs, I left most of my lenses at home and had to make do at the time! - For anyone interested in Lower Oxford Clay fossils I highly recommend this book, it also helps with identification when an expert cannot be instantly found -> http://www.palass.org/beta/eps/shop/product/fossils-of-the-oxford-clay/ I hope that people find this interesting anyway! I have had a few private messages asking to see images from my current and past collections of UK fossils, so I hope for now that this will suffice. - Beth (Iguanodonfossil)