Having touched on mounts for dinosaur skeletons before, it’s about time I dragged out these images from my first visit to China back in 2006. First off here’s a bare metal frame set to have a sauropod skeleton mounted on it. This was obviously custom made for the skeleton / casts to be attached, though I forget which taxon it was now. Each bone had it’s own little cradle that then bolts or crews into the main frame and thus the whole thing can be assembled and taken apart to move it as necessary.
The second photo is of me with a half finished mount of Mamenchisaurus. As you can see some, but far from all, of the bones have been bolted onto some of the frame. Naturally this takes quite a while and on something this scale, getting all of the neck vertebrae and especially the skull in place can be pretty tricky.
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