Geleamopus skeletons were originally considered to be smaller types of the famous Diplodocus because of their striking similarities. Although they have similar long necks, the Galeamopus has larger legs and tall, triangular necks near the head. ( Matt Cardy | Getty Images )
A rare dinosaur specimen is exhibited in a Cincinnati brewery for the first time for a special event. The giant skeleton to be shown is one of only three known skeletons of Galeamopus to date.
In 2000, a rancher in Montana found dinosaur bones in his ownership and reported the discovery to researchers associated with Cincinnati's Museum Center. It took four years to dig the dinosaur skeleton from its location and another seven years to prepare it for the exhibition.
The dinosaur was 85 percent complete, making it an extremely exquisite specimen, not to mention that it is only one of three known skeletons of the Geleamorpus species to date.
"There are only three known skeletons of this dinosaur and this is among the best," Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Glenn Storrs, told a local radio station
The event will support the new Dinosaur Gallery of the Cincinnati Museum Center, which will open in November of this year. The Geleamorpus is accompanied on the 7000 square foot exhibition of four further dinosaur specimens.
The Galeamopus is a sauropod, which means that it is a type of long-necked dinosaur. He roamed the earth during the Jurassic period and probably had a herbivorous diet of ferns, herbs and other plants . They are massive creatures that look very similar to Diplodocus, except that their legs are more massive and they have tall, triangular necks near the head. The species was actually named in 2015, because researchers have assumed that the current specimen, including that discovered in 1902, is simply a smaller species of Diplodocus.
Although it has already been shown, researchers are expected to continue studying the specimen to further understand the species, in particular the markings on the Dinosaur Tail which may indicate that it may be from one carnivorous dinosaur was attacked.
A 66-foot-long skeleton discovered by a Swiss team in 1995 can also be seen in the Aathal Museum in Switzerland.
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