As from June, a real-size reconstruction of the Titanosaur will be part of the permanent exhibition at the Field Museum, one of the most important Natural Sciences museums in the world. The pieces were completely produced in Trelew, they’ve just arrived in USA and will be assembled by a team from Mef who travelled there invited by the Exhibitions Department of The Field Museum.
Over 300 million years ago, today’s Pacific Ocean was covering a large area of SW South-america. A team of paleontologists travels that region in order to understand its climate and fauna, as well as the changes that affected it, during that time.
The research article conducted by a multidisciplinary team, that took four years, is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (United Kingdom). Scientists have given an official name to the new species: Patagotitan mayorum, which gives information that helps understanding key aspects on the evolution of titanosaur sauropods.
The scientific Staff of the Existing Plants area in Mef has been working for several years searching for crops to the production of oils, resins, fatty acids and gums of industrial use that would adapt to the arid conditions in this region.