Largest Dinosaur Skull Ever Discovered Going on Display–A Torosaur Named Adam

Knuthenborg Safaripark – Museum of Evolution / YouTube (Fair use)

Denmark is celebrating the opening of its first dinosaur museum by shipping over the largest dino skull ever found.

Once, the enormous, 10-foot-long dome belonged to a male Torosaurus that weighed over 6.5 tons. It’s the largest skull of any known land animal ever recorded.

The beast, affectionately called “Adam” was found in the United States and shipped overseas to the Museum of Evolution in Denmark for its grand opening to be exhibited alongside “Big Joe” the best-preserved Allosaurus skeleton ever found, as well as one of the world’s twelve Archaeopteryx skeletons, called the most important fossil in the world as it proved the theory that dinosaurs evolved into birds.

“Many years of intensive work culminates today. It is a great pleasure that we are now officially inaugurating Denmark’s first museum for dinosaurs,” director Christoffer Knuth, who is also director of Knuthenborg Safaripark where the new museum is located, said in a statement.

“It is also one of the world’s most ambitious museums, because we are lucky enough to have some of the absolutely best-preserved dinosaur skeletons and several spectacular and extremely valuable fossils from dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Together, the museum covers 300 million years of evolutionary history.”

Knuthenborg Safaripark – Museum of Evolution / YouTube (Fair use)

The Torosaurus lived in North America between 70 and 66 million years ago, at both the end and zenith of the age of the dinosaurs. Its name means “perforated lizard” because of the large holes in its frill which would have draped colorful, scaled skin for mating displays.

It was thought to be similar in size to Triceratops, whose skull frill was solid, and meant more for dominance displays, species recognition, jousting, and if necessary, defense.

WATCH the skull being assembled below from Inside Edition… 

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