Museum of Western Colorado Unearths a Jurassic Record-Breaker

Apatosaurus was an enormous dinosaur. That's something easily said, but can't be understood without spending time in the shadow of the sauropod. To read that adult individuals of the Jurassic dinosaur reached lengths of 75 feet and had a heft of 16 tons is one thing. To actually be in the presence of those old bones - to see the parts of your own body totally dwarfed by those of the extinct herbivore - is quite another. So I can only imagine the awe paleontologists and volunteers at the Museum of Western Colorado felt as they excavated the largest Apatosaurus leg bone ...

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