Once it became clear that the dinosaur belonged to a new species, work on the extensive scientific first description began. To reconstruct the skeleton the bones and bone fragments were scanned in with a new three-dimensional laser system, digitally re-worked and put together. Since some of the Braunschweig dinosaur bones were missing – only about 70% of bone skeleton had been discovered – the scientists used another skeleton of the same new species. This was now in Spain and it was used to help with the missing pieces. Whilst working together with the Spanish colleagues it actually turned out that the Spanish specimen was the first skeleton that the Braunschweig team had found in Africa and that had disappeared.
With the help of the Berlin Natural History Museum and of Dr. Kristian Remes, a scientist who had written his thesis on the Sauropod skeletons kept in Berlin, the new dinosaur was finally successfully reconstructed.


  • Title: Reconstruction of the dinosaur skeleton
  • Creator: Achim Ritter
  • Date Created: 2007
  • Location: Braunschweig
  • Location Created: Braunschweig
  • Original Language: Deutsch
  • Type: Image

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