Máximo, the largest dinosaur in history, gathered at the Field Museum in Chicago



  Maximo met at the Field Museum

Maximus, the largest dinosaur ever discovered, arrived at the Field Museum this week. | Field Museum


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Máximo, the largest dinosaur ever discovered, was presented at the Field Museum this week.

The name "Máximo", in Spanish means "maximum", is an ode to Argentina, where the dinosaur was discovered.

The titanosaur plaster measures 122 feet long and is tall enough to reach the 28-foot balcony on the second floor. His body occupies a third of the Stanley Field Hall of the museum.

Watch a time lapse of Máximo's montage for three days:

The cast of the dinosaur is the only one of its kind that allows visitors to touch it and walk under it.

Máximo replaced a dinosaur that has been one of the main attractions of the museum, SUE the T. rex. Sue will undergo a "remodeling" before being transferred to her own gallery.

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