Storm Giant

March 12, 2020

6 Responses to “Storm Giant”

  1. dale m. Says:

    Nice photo composition Matt! Which reminds me. Time to open those filing cabinets of Jim Jensen’s corespondence from the 70s. I’ve got a lot of colour photos of the dig circa 1974-6.

  2. Matt Wedel Says:

    Thanks, and yes, please!


  3. […] be the best-mounted sauropod skeleton in the world. The Brachiosaurus outside is also pretty great (evidence), but it loses points because you can’t walk around it on an upstairs balcony. Every other […]


  4. […] be the best-mounted sauropod skeleton in the world. The Brachiosaurus outside is also pretty great (evidence), but it loses points because you can’t walk around it on an upstairs balcony. Every other […]

  5. Tom Says:

    How tall is it? Does it “beat” Giraffatitan in Berlin, which is 13.2 meters tall?

  6. Mike Taylor Says:

    In terms of the neck and skull, it’s basically the same mount — and the two animals were in any case basically the same size, based on humeral and femoral lengths. So whether the Chicago mount is taller than the Berlin one really just comes down to how vertically the different teams posed the necks and how high on the torsos they placed the shoulder socket. Functionally, it’s a draw.


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