By Anne Boothe
Great Plains Dinosaur Museum 

"Leonardo", the 'Mummy' Dinosaur makes his appearance in Fukui City, Japan


April 19, 2023

Reconstructed image of "Leonardo". By Julius Csotonyi, used with permission GPDM, Malta, MT.

The rare 'mummified' Brachylophosaurus fossil specimen known as "Leonardo" has made a long journey from Malta, Montana to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Fukui near the Sea of Japan. This journey included a detour and a ten-year stay at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana where "Leonardo" was the star of the museum's Dinosphere exhibition.

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) shares ownership of the fossil with the Hammond Fossil Farm, whose members own the land in Phillips County Montana where "Leonardo" was first discovered in 2000. Both entities have entered i...

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