Ohio State Museum’s Rock and Roll Dinosaur Fossil

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It is the most complete fossil of a dinosaur found in Antarctica and it was discovered by a professor at Ohio State.

The unofficial name is called the Elvisaurus, but its real name is Cryolophosaurus ellioti.

Once you walk into Orton Hall to see the display, it may have you all shook up.

“I saw it on Twitter and I was like I have to come see it because I don’t know I was super into it,” said OSU student Drew Delwader. “It made me want to watch Jurassic World again. “So when I walked in I wasn’t expecting a huge display, but it’s huge I didn’t expect it to be this big.”

Ohio State Professor Emeritus David Elliot discovered this dinosaur in 1991 in Antarctica. 

“It is an early Jurassic carnivore,” William Ausich who is Director of Orton Geological Museum.

The unofficial nickname “elvisaurus” came from the plate on the dinosaurs head. 

“The ‘Elvis’ comes from the little crest on top of his head which is one of the unique aspects of this dinosaur and so it looks like a hairdo of Elvis I guess is why somebody gave it that little nickname I guess to start with,” said Ausich.

Now students at Ohio State can easy their “Suspicious Minds” about this one of a kind find. 

“I really like the Jurassic Park Movies and dinosaurs are pretty sweet to think about they existed before us and just to see this is really cool,” said OSU student Logan Gray.

Now this display is acting as a “Good Luck Charm” as it brings attention to a museum that’s been here for a while. 

“I didn’t know we had a whole museum here so it surprised me when I came in and saw this,” said Delawder. 

The director of the museum said the display is here to stay.

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