He may be tiny next to his mother but the latest exhibit at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will be bringing in the visitors to see the world's smallest apatosaurus next to the largest. The 298 bones, which date back to the late Jurassic period, 150 million years ago, have actually been at the museum for more than 70 years but the curators have only now put together the little bones to create the skeleton. The fossils have all come from sites close to Kenton, a gold mine, from which 70,000 dinosaur bones have been colllected in all and which could yield still more if archaeological excavation were to start up again. The sheer volume of exhibits meant that the baby dinosaur's skeleton could not be reassembled until very recently when a new tranche of funding was made available by a benefactor.
The new display will go on show on 15th October as the centrepiece of the exhibition and the 11 foot long and 3 foot high baby will stand next to its 92 foot long parent as the biggest and smallest of their kind on Earth.
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