Hokkaido dinosaurs assembled for Hokkaido Museum exhibition
A special exhibition titled ‘Hokkaido’s dinosaurs’, in which the fossils of seven varieties of dinosaurs studied in Hokkaido have been gathered, began at the Hokkaido Museum in Sapporo on the 12th.
As well as an entire restored skeleton and a full body fossil of a ‘Kamuysaurus japonicus’ (commonly known as a ‘Mukawasaurus’) discovered in the Hobetsu district of the town of Mukawa, fossils of a type of Hadrosaurus (Obira) and Nodosaurids (Yubari) were also exhibited.
Entire reconstructed skeletons of a Plesiosaurus and a Pteranodon are also on display at the exhibition, in which visitors can learn about the world of the late Cretaceous period (approx. 100 to 66 million years ago). According to the curator, Enya Takafumi (32), “We want people to experience Hokkaido’s 100-million-year story.”
The exhibition will continue until March 14 (Closed on Mondays). Admission is free. Viewing is based on a replacement system in which 100 people are admitted during each of four daily sessions. Reservations can be made via the museum’s website.
https://www.hm.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp (Japanese language only)
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