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World's largest dinosaur skeleton in Japan

Monday, July 13, 2009
Worlds largest dinosaur skeleton, Tokyo, Japan, Giant Mamenchisaurus

A replica of the bones of Giant Mamenchisaurus is displayed for the upcoming dinosaur expo at Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, near Tokyo, Japan, Monday, July 13, 2009. The expo will be held between July 18 and Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Crews in Tokyo have finished putting together a replica of what is believed to be the world's biggest dinosaur skeleton.

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The replica was put on display for the first time Monday, as part of a dinosaur exhibit.

The original skeleton is about 115 feet long, and was discovered in northwestern China in 2001.

The Giant Mamenchisaurus was a plant eater and is believed to have lived during the Jurassic era.

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