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article imageUltimate Dinosaurs exhibit in Toronto is 'di-no-mite' experience Special

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By Alexandra Christopoulos
Jul 14, 2012 in Arts
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Toronto - Some of the largest and rarest dinosaurs ever known are on display this summer at the Royal Ontario Museum, in a new exhibit called Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana.
Paleontologist and curator David Evans spent four years working on the project and said the display is different from anything else audiences have ever seen, including one skeleton so large, it could only fit in the museum's lobby.
Futalognkosaurus, the largest dinosaur ever mounted in Canada, was 33.5 metres long and weighed as much as 10 elephants when it roamed the earth.
Although much of what was previously known about dinosaurs came from the north, paleontologists have made even more discoveries while working in the southern hemisphere over the last 20 years.
Exotic locations, such as Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and the Patagonia region of Argentina were all visited.
Surrounded by murals showing them in their natural environments, 'Ultimate Dinosaurs' features fossils, skeletons and 17 full-scale skeletal casts of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in Gondwana, a continent formed when the super-continent of Pangea split in half.
The exhibit uses Augmented Reality technology that allows visitors to scan the creatures through a tablet screen, showing what the dino would look like animated and covered in its skin.
The exhibit runs until March 17, 2013.
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