Titanosaur in New York – level 3
In New York’s American Museum of Natural History, there is a giant herbivore Titanosaur spanning 37 metres.
It is so big that it cannot even fit inside the institute’s fossil hall – its long neck and head poke out of the room, offering a surprise greeting to visitors. Palaeontologists think that the dinosaur, which roamed the forests around 100 million years ago, would have weighed about 70 tonnes; that is the weight of ten elephants. People first discovered the species in 2014 in Argentina’s Patagonia region.
Palaeontologists excavated the Titanosaur in the Argentinian desert after a rancher gave them a tip, who noticed the fossils on his land. The Titanosaur was temporarily on display in New York, and around five million visitors come to the museum each year, proving that dinosaurs are still proper celebrities.
Difficult words: herbivore (a dinosaur that feeds on plants), spanning (being long), poke out (be out and to be visible), palaeontologist (a scientist who studies bones), roam (live, move around), excavate (dig out).
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