AMNH Separates Iconic Battling Dinosaurs in Rotunda

Aug 09 2010 Published by under Fossils, NYC life, Paleontology, Streaming videos

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The American Museum of Natural History began the process of separating two long-time combatants -- barosaurus and allosaurus skeletons -- that have shared the same display mount in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda since they were first installed in 1991. The separation kicked off with curator Mark Norell overseeing the first ceremonial cut in the mount.

By the end of the six-week project, an eight-food-wide pathway will be cut through the dinosaur mount to allow visitors to walk between the towering barosaurus and allosaurus for the first time.

Produced/Edited by James Sims.

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