Barosaurus towers over Manhattan

December 28, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More

While on a recent trip to New York, I had the chance to visit the Roosevelt Rotunda of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.  This Barosaurus exhibit is purportedly the world’s tallest freestanding mount of a dinosaur.  It is not known whether this animal could have actually reared up like this (to protect the baby barosaurus only partially seen), but this pose does display the immense size of the animal, which lived approximately 150 million years ago.   If you click the links above, you’ll see stories about the extremely small head (an authentic head has probably not yet been found) as well as discussion of how blood could have been pumped all the way up there by dinosaur heart.

This photo was stitched together from two separate photos, using my Canon SD1100IS and the software Canon provided with this camera.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Ebonmuse says:

    That's an astounding picture. It's a real shame we don't have any living ones left to see what that would look like in the flesh!

  2. Mobius 118 says:

    Such a wonderful animal. Although I prefer the predators of that era, the herbivores never really cease to amaze me with their size or variety.

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