Chinese Dinosaur Fossils Make North America Debut in Cincinnati


CINCINNATI, OH.- Four authentic fossils recently discovered in the Henan Province of China are now on display at Cincinnati Museum Center through early October. A rib and two vertebrae comprise the partial remains of a titanosaur sauropod, a prehistoric giant named after the mythological Titans from Ancient Greece, dating to the early Cretaceous Period approximately 144 to 100 million years ago. Paleontologists assigned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences from the Institute of Vertebrate Palentology and Paleoanthropology uncovered the fossils with the help of local residents. The remains were used to identify a new species of sauropod, Huanghetitan ruyangensis, which is unique to the Henan region. The fossils will be on display at Museum Center starting August 27.