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Earth Sciences for Namibia's sustainable development

Massospondylus comes home!

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A life sized replica of the first dinosaur fossil found in Namibia was recently obtained from the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa for display in the National Earth Science Museum.

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GSN Director, Dr Gabi Schneider, and previous Museum Curator, Mariette Kotze,
pose with the newly arrived Massospondylus

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Namibians will soon get a chance to see what one of the oldest dinosaurs, Massospondylus,
looked like when he lived in the country approximately 200 million years ago.
A life size replica will arrive in Windhoek on Friday and will be on view in the Geological Museum...
"Hello, Chief... I'm Tyrannosaurus...Massospondylus arrives on Friday...
I see that you are still charging that newspaper boy under Massospondylus's old laws..."

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An accurate replica of the first dinosaur fossil found in Namibia, the Massospondylus, 
arrived in Windhoek this weekend...."Good grief....look how things have changed!!"


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