World’s most complete Stegosaurus on show

Date Posted: 05/01/2015

Pupils can now meet the first complete dinosaur specimen to go on display at the Natural History Museum in nearly 100 years.

The 150 million year old Stegosaurus stenops is the most significant dinosaur the London museum has acquired since the 1980s, and the only Stegosaurus in a public collection outside the USA. 

At 560cm long and 290cm tall, similar in size to a 4x4 vehicle, the skeleton has over 300 bones. It was found virtually complete in the USA 11 years ago, with only the left arm and base of the tail missing.

The Stegosaurus is now on display in the grand entrance hall of the NHM.

For more information visit www.nhm.ac.uk.
 

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