Posted by: Johan Normark | April 4, 2013

Non-avian dinosaurs are back in Göteborg

This afternoon my son and I went to see the new dinosaur exhibition at Universeum in Göteborg. Universeum is roughly 300 m away from my office. Some of the theropods had feathers this time. Before we entered the building there was a dromaeosaurid dinosaur (genus and species unknown to me) strolling around making some dogs a bit anxious.

Canine mammal vs non-avian dinosaur

The Brachiosaurus in front of the entrance has been there since last year’s exhibition. Judging from the white stained neck, back and tail it seems to be a popular spot for contemporary avian dinosaurs. The ferris wheel is part of Liseberg, Sweden’s most popular tourist destination.

Brachiosaurus

The first dinosaur we encountered on the “balcony” was Styracosaurus, one of the more spectacular ceratopsians. The larger one was surrounded by two small ones.

Styracosaurus

On the other side of Styracosaurus one could spot two feathered Sinosauropteryx fighting over a giant dragon fly (it looked like Meganeura, an animal that existed 180 million years before Sinosauropteryx…).

Sinosauropteryx

Sinosauropteryx

Right next to the two Sinosauropteryx there was a large Tyrannosaurus with juveniles.

Tyrannosaurus

Tyrannosaurus

Close to the tyrannosaur, and standing at the edge of the balcony, was the main attraction: Spinosaurus.

Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus

At this point one turned around and encircled the Tyrannosaurus which was located in the center of the exhibition. At the far end there was a tiny Microraptor (no picture) but also my favorite feathered dinosaur: Therizinosaurus. Unfortunately it was located in a darker area.

Therizinosaurus

Therizinosaurus

Continuing back to the entrance of the exhibition one could see a Parasaurolophus surrounded by three feathered Deinonychus.

A hadrosaur being hunted by dromaeaosaurs

A hadrosaur being hunted by dromaeaosaurs

Finally, at the end we could see a Stegosaurus swinging its spiky tail.

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus


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