|Notice of co-sponsorship of the exhibition: “The GOBI: Cradle of the Most Enchanting Dinosaur Fossils”, in the Osaka Museum of Natural History|
|April 2, 2013|
|As part of our cultural and social contribution program, Daiwabo Information System will co-sponsor the exhibition: “The GOBI: Cradle of the Most Enchanting Dinosaur Fossils”, hosted by the Yomiuri Shimbun.
The Gobi Desert in Mongolia became famous worldwide as a dinosaur site, when an American research team discovered the fossil of a dinosaur egg in the 1920s. Japanese and Mongolian research agencies began conducting joint research in 1992, and 2012, when the exhibition opened, was the 20th anniversary of the initiative. The joint research team discovered numerous fossils in rapid succession, including the near-complete fossil skeleton of a young tarbosaurus, and the fossil skeletons of 15 baby protoceratops that became fossils in the nest. In addition, it discovered the fossil of a nomingia, the first-ever fossil of a dinosaur possessing a urostyle with rectrices.
The fossil specimens displayed in the exhibition, including those discovered by the Japanese-Mongolian joint research team, are real, and many are being displayed in Japan for the first time. Visitors can see wonderful fossils, preserved to a level of detail that cannot be found anywhere but in the Gobi Desert.
|Name||The GOBI: Cradle of the Most Enchanting Dinosaur Fossils|
|Period||Open until June 2 (Sun.), 2013. This exhibition began on November 23 (Fri.), 2012.|
|Venue||Osaka Museum of Natural History|
|URL: http://www.gobidinosaur.com/ (Concluded)
(This website is written in Japanese.)
Mr. Masao Okiyo,
Personnel & General Affairs Dept