The enormous Patagotitan arm bones are on display at the London Natural History Museum. These immense fossils are part of the “Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur” exhibition. This popular exhibition is open until January 2024. Team members at Everything Dinosaur have been fortunate to have visited the museum earlier in the year. This helped them to avoid the inevitable congestion at the peak of the summer tourist season.

Patagotitan arm bones.
The fossilised bones from the right arm of Patagotitan in approximate anatomical position. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Patagotitan Arm Bones

The display shows the right arm bones of Patagotitan in approximate anatomical position. The enormous scapula leads to the immense humerus with the ulna (left) and the radius (right) directly underneath it. The exhibition organisers have provided a helpful information panel to explain the layout of the arm bones.

The location of the Patagotitan arm bones within the dinosaur's skeleton.
A diagram showing the position of the fossilised bones on the skeleton of Patagotitan. The position of the scapula, the humerus and the lower arm bones (ulna and radius). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

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Patagotitan mayorum

Patagotitan was formally named and scientifically described in 2017 (Carballido et al). However, the huge fossil bones had attracted considerable media interest since the discovery of a giant portion of thigh bone in 2010. Numerous news reports occurred in 2014 and in January 2016 the BBC broadcast a special programme that tracked the fossil excavation and preservation. The programme was presented by Sir David Attenborough, and it was entitled “Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur”.

In 2022, Safari Ltd added a replica of Patagotitan to their product range.

Patagotitan model in stock.
The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model has arrived at Everything Dinosaur. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Several other titanosaur models have been introduced since the naming of Patagotitan. With the interest in titanosaurs fuelled by the giant arm bones on display, collectors can expect more titanosaur figures to be introduced.”

To view the Safari Ltd dinosaur model range: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.