World’s biggest dinosaur skull
A box just arrived at the upcoming new leading Museum of Evolution in Europe, with the world’s biggest dinosaur head-skull ever found in the world.
The dinosaur head is a Torosaurus, that is 66 mio. years old and had three very big horns, one above each eye and one on its snout.
The Museum’s Paleontologist Anna Øhlenschlæger confirms: “The very, very amazing thing about this skull is the biggest skull of a dinosaur that we’ve ever discovered on Earth.”
It is actually not only the biggest dinosaur skull found, but also the biggest landwalking animals ever found in the world.
It weighs 6.5 tons and has a length of three meters.
It lived 66 mio. years in a variety of environments, including forests, floodplains, and river systems.
The full animal was found in Wyoming in the USA by Christoffer Knuth, director of The Museum of Evolution and adventure with his partners, who are among the leading experts in the world.
Christoffer Knuth says:
“To me, the most fascinating thing is that you can find something in the ground that’s 150 million years old and it’s super still, super well preserved. That alone is just crazy, that is, that is even possible”.
Leading dinosaur expert professor Mark Loewen is paleontologist at the University of Utah, who studies fossils to understand and reconstruct the past and evolution of life on Earth He has named 13 dinosaurs found in the grounds.
Professor Mark Loewen confirms:
“The Torosaurus that’s on exhibit at the Evolution Museum is the absolute largest skull of any land animal that ever lived. How we know this is we’ve actually gone around measuring the skulls of the animals that are prehistoric and historic. This skull is absolutely huge.”
The rare dinosaur, which the museum calls “Adam”, was extinct like many other dinosaurs at the impact of an asteroid or comet 66 mio years ago, that covered the Earth for dust for months and destroyed the ecological system.
At the Grand opening will be on June 13, where other world news will be presented.
For Instance will the rare half bird, half dinosaur called Archeopteryx, that never has been exhibited, be part of the more than 16 new findings.
The Museum of Evolution covers 300 mio. years of story, including today, as elephants and tigers run around outside the museum in Knuthenborg Safaripark, that Christoffer Knuth’s family has had since 1714 and contains the biggest installation for elephants and tigers in Europe.
- MUSEUM GARAGE DOOR OPENS FROM INSIDE
- ELECTRIC DRILL OPENS CRATE
- SEEN FROM ABOVE – DINOSAUR HORN IS LIFTED FROM CRATE
- TIMELAPSE OF SKULL BEING SET-UP
- LAST HORN IS PUT ON SKULL
- CLOSE-UP OF SKULL
- SOUNDBITE ANNA ØHLENSCHLÆGER, THE MUSEUM’S PALEONTOLOGIST:
“The very, very amazing thing about this skull is this exact skull is the biggest skull of a dinosaur that we’ve ever discovered on Earth.”
- DRONE OF DIGGING SITE IN USA
- CLOSE UP OF CHRISTOFFER AT DIG SITE
- SOUNDBITE: CHRISTOFFER KNUTH, OWNER:
“To me, the most fascinating thing is that you can find something in the ground that’s 150 million years old and it’s super still, super well preserved. That alone is just it’s crazy. That is, that is even possible.”
- PROFESSOR MARK LOEWEN WORKING IN LAB
- PROFESSOR MARK LOEWEN
- CLOSE UP OF HORN FRAGMENT IN THE HANDS OF MARK LOEWEN
- PROFESSOR MARK LOEWEN LOOKING THROUGH MAGNIFYING MACHINE
- SOUNDBITE MARK LOEWEN MSc, PALEONTOLOGY:
“So the Torosaurus that’s on exhibit at the Evolution Museum is the absolute largest skull of any land animal that ever lived. How we know this is we’ve actually gone around measuring the skulls of the animals that are prehistoric and historic. This skull is absolutely huge.”
- PAN ACROSS MARK LOEWEN STUDIO-OFFICE WITH DINOSAUR BONES ALL OVER
- EVOLUTION MUSEUM LIFTING FRAGMENTS OF DINOSAUR SKELETON OUT OF BOX
- PART OF DINOSAUR SKULL IS LIFTED WITH TRACTOR
- PUTTING FRAGMENTS OF SKULL TOGETHER
- LIFTING FRAGMENTS OF DINOSAUR SKELETON OUT OF BOX
TOP PART OF SKULL IS PLACED
- SOUNDBIT MARK LOEWEN MSc, PALEONTOLOGY:
“Well, many of these animals are being preserved in this museum for study by researchers myself, other researchers will come to this museum to look at these really important specimens. Some of these specimens will be the type species of new named dinosaurs.”
- CLOSE UP OF SKULL
- SKULL IN EXHIBITION STAND
- MAN LOOKING AT WILDLIFE IN KNUTHENBORG SAFARI PARK
- ELEPHANT IN SAFARI PARK
- ZEBRAS AND ELEPHANTS
- DRONE OUT OF KNUTHENBORG
Ice age: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age
Permian age: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permian#Amphibians