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Field Museum scientists assembled Maximo, the largest dinosaur discovered to date



CHICAGO –

Over the course of just four days, the scientists assembled a cast of the largest dinosaur yet discovered.

The group called Maximo, assembled in the Chicago Field Museum, is 122 feet wide and 38 years old. Maximo is a member of the species Patagotitan Majorum, a long-necked, herbivorous dinosaur that lived in what is now Patagonia, Argentina, over 100 million years ago. The cast occupies one third of the main hall of the museum.

Maximo is modeled on the fossil bones of seven single dinosaurs of the same species excavated from a quarry.

"Our goal as an institution is to provide visitors with the best possible dinosaur experience, and we want it to begin when visitors first enter Stanley Field Hall," said Field Museum President Richard Lariviere Press release. "The new titan dinosaur is huge and looks great at Stanley Field Hall, making it the perfect home to show the world's largest dinosaur."


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