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University of Kansas installs giant fossils in new building


December 1, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Replicas of two fossilized Cretaceous-period reptiles were installed into the University of Kansas' new geology building.

Lawrence Journal-World reports that giant replicas of a mosasaur and a Cretaceous-era sea turtle were hung from the atrium ceiling of the university's $78.5 million Earth, Energy and Environment Center on Wednesday. The center will open in January.

The replicas recreate a scene that could have occurred 80 million years ago near campus. The mosasaur's fossil casts dive headfirst toward the protostega, an ancestor of green sea turtles.

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