AMNH mounted Apatosaurus with Taylor for scale

September 8, 2012

We’re off to Oxford next week for SVPCA, so things may be quiet around here for a few days. Catch you on the flip side.

6 Responses to “AMNH mounted Apatosaurus with Taylor for scale”

  1. damn – i thought that said Apatosaurus for SALE

  2. Mike Taylor Says:

    Michael, if you really want to buy an Apatosaurus and you have $183,700 to spare, you can buy a museum-quality cast.

  3. j Says:

    Interesting link there Mike. Noticed the Jeholosaurus pic on the same site – do you think this is real? ( It just seems to look almost too good.

  4. David Marjanović Says:

    Good? It looks heavily reconstructed.

  5. Jay Says:

    I can see its ‘reconstructed’, or perhaps parts of it are – that in itself is not unusual. I’m not referring to the chimeric look of it either. I asked because the thing appears under their section on “authentic fossils” for sale, just below the 1.4 mil dollar Saurolophus.
    Obviously while the skull is faked, sections of the tail and legs look real enough, or have been casted from real material (in which case it would then be falsely advertised)

  6. […] cast was the very first mounted sauropod to be publicly displayed: that honour is usually given to the AMNH Apatosaurus, but as museum-history expert Ilja Nieuwland points […]

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