Shangdong Tianyu Museum of Nature Sets Record

The Shangdong Tianyu Museum of Nature in east China, has set a record for being the largest dinosaur museum in the world.

The Museum, which opened in 2004 and is devoted to dinosaur and other prehistoric fauna, applied for a Guinness World Record in June and received the confirmation on Monday, said Yin Shiyin, deputy curator of the museum.

‘It contains 28,000 sq metres of exhibition space, housing 1,106 dinosaur specimens and thousands of other ancient fossils,’ Xinhua quoted London-based Guinness as saying in a certificate given to the museum.

The dinosaur specimens are all represented by almost complete skeletons, including 368 psittacosaurid specimens, 391 dromaeosaurid specimens, 255 anchiornis specimens, 22 jeholosaurus specimens, and 70 other unnamed dinosaur fossils, according to the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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