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Asia's longest dinosaur fossil on display

2010-07-01 03:24:42 GMT2010-07-01 11:24:42 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A dinosaur fossil skeleton is on display at Jide Square in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, June 30, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A dinosaur fossil skeleton is on display at Jide Square in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, June 30, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A dinosaur fossil skeleton is on display at Jide Square in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, June 30, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

The dinosaur has a 13-meter-long neck and an overall length of 26 meters, making it the longest dinosaur fossil in Asia. The mamenchisaurus, which lived about 140 million years ago, was found in Jingyan county of Southwest China's Sichuan province in the 1990s. The sponsor of the exhibit, which will last from July 1 to July 18, has insured the fossil for 5.7 million yuan ($840,000).

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