Behemoths in Baltimore

I said we’d be seeing Giganotosaurus again soon, and by golly, here he is.


That’s one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs of all time.  I ran into this bad boy at the Maryland Science Center, within spitting distance of Federal Hill and the USS Constellation in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  I had some extra time after visiting Ft. McHenry, so I stopped by to indulge in a little dino-viewing.


Most of the dinos at the MSC are casts, including the Giganotosaurus, but they’re beautiful mounts all the same.  I especially like this dynamic, lunging T. rex.



Donald Gennaro’s last view:


And here’s Tarbosaurus, T. rex‘s cousin from Mongolia.


Two very early dinosaurs from South America, Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus.



Cryolophosaurus, a pompadour-sporting meat-eater from Antarctica.  (Yep, dinosaurs in Antarctica.)


Finally, here’s an Acrocanthosaurus in the flesh…


…trying to take down an Astrodon, Maryland’s state dinosaur. This scene is based on a famous trackway from Texas excavated by R.T. Bird and recently reconstructed digitally.


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