Chinese dinosaur fossils is now on display at Cincinnati Museum Center

Friday, August 27, 2010

Four real fossils newly discovered in the Henan Province of China are now on display at Cincinnati Museum Center through early October.

A rib and two vertebrae include the partial remains of a titanosaur sauropod, a prehistoric giant named after the mythological Titans from Ancient Greece, dating to the early Cretaceous Period approximately 144 to 100 million years ago. Paleontologists assigned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences from the Institute of Vertebrate Palentology exposed the fossils with the help of local residents. The fossils will be on display at Museum Center starting at August 27.

A fossilized Macroenlongatoolithus shell is also on display. It’s the most stunning fossil of its kind in the world, contains 26 eggs arranged in pairs, likely laid by an unidentified species of oviraptorosaur, a feathered dinosaur that inhabited modern day Asia and North America. The fossil also was discovered in Henan Province. Today nine Henan dignitaries, including Henan Geological Museum president, Pu Hanyong, will tour Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and the Geier Collections and Research Center.

The fossils will later be included in Dinosaur Bones: Titans of the Ruyang, a 3,000sq.ft. Traveling exhibition created in partnership with Dinosaurs Unearthed, Corp. Almost 12 large fossils exhibits features from Ruyang County in Henan Province rich collection of dinosaur fossils.

DaoPing Bao, president and CEO of Dinosaurs Unearthed stated: Titans of the Ruyang not only displays unique and recent dinosaur discoveries but also tells the story of the human, economic and cultural aspects of the place where these bones were found. The exhibits teach us about new species and enhance our knowledge about dinosaurs and how they lived.

Cincinnati Museum Center brings proficiency in designing and fabricating interactive exhibits that plead to children and families and add to the interpretation of animated dinosaurs, the real fossils, and other graphic information.


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