- Brachiosaurus brancai
- 13.27 metre(s)
- Germany (Berlin)
The tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton is that of the Brachiosaurus brancai, which measured 13.27 m (43 ft 6 in) high on 1 June 2007. The 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton went back on permanent display at the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Berlin Natural History Museum), Germany in 2007, having been displayed originally in 1937.
The skeleton has been reconstructed according to scientific agreement on how this dinosaur species used to walk 150 million years ago. The bones are to 65% original fossils. The rest is a model of fossil pieces that exist in the museum’s collection but cannot be used in the construction, due to the sensitivity of the material.
The record measurement, above, is worked out by:
1st measurement of height from head to ground
2nd measurement of height from head to claw tip on the hind right foot.
Then subtracting the second measurement from the first = 13.27 m.
It was measured using the laser analyser Leica DISTO classic.
Main image: Axel Mauruszat via Wikipedia