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dinosaur hall

In the foreground is the hadrosaur [i]Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus[/i] with the sauropod [i]Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis[/i] behind. To the left of the sauropod is a large therapod attacking a smaller dinosaur, and to the back right (facing away) a [i]Tyrannosaurus rex[/i]. Suspended above the [i]T. rex[/i] is the pterosaur [i]Dsungaripterus weii[/i]. To the right of the photo can be seen a preserved coelacanth (behind the little boy) and upstairs on the right the skeleton of the erythrosuchid [i]Shanisuchus shanisuchus[/i]. For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names. Visited September 2013.

dinosaur hall
Chlidonias, 27 May 2015
    • Chlidonias
      In the foreground is the hadrosaur Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus with the sauropod Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis behind. To the left of the sauropod is a large theropod attacking a smaller dinosaur, and to the back right (facing away) a Tyrannosaurus rex. Suspended above the T. rex is the pterosaur Dsungaripterus weii. To the right of the photo can be seen a preserved coelacanth (behind the little boy) and upstairs on the right the skeleton of the erythrosuchid Shanisuchus shanisuchus.

      For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names.

      Visited September 2013.
    • TeaLovingDave
      I know and love these skeletons well; in the early 1990's several casts of taxa held by this musuem were part of a "Dinosaurs of China" exhibition which toured the world - I saw the exhibition when it visited the Yorkshire Museum.

      Unfortunately the Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus mount has obviously not been fixed in the intervening time, as recent research suggests that the crest was more extensive in life, and more akin to that of the related Lambeosaurus lambei.
    • Deer Forest
      Almost in every paleozoological museum in China, you will find a huge Mamenchisaurus skeleton standing at the centre of the dinosaur hall. Maybe the same as Diplodocus or Brachiosaurus in American paleozoological museums?
    • DavidBrown
      @Deer Forest In the new dinosaur hall (2011; relatively new at least) at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum they also have the Mamenchisaurus. Perhaps it is a cast of the one in this photo.
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