Patagotitan: Colossal dinosaur heading for UK display 巴塔哥巨龍骨架模型將在英國展出

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一副恐龍化石骨架的複製模型將於新年來到倫敦展出,這頭恐龍可能是有史以來在陸地上行走的最大的動物。

Dinosaur skeletons are always a big draw, and the Natural History Museum will showcase next year the biggest of the lot.

恐龍骨架一直是吸引眾人前來參觀的一大亮點,而倫敦自然歷史博物館明年將展出最大的一副恐龍骨架模型。

Patagotitan’s fossils were unearthed in Argentina in 2014. Their discovery was a sensation.

巴塔哥巨龍化石於2014年在阿根廷出土。這個恐龍化石的發現引起了轟動。

A photo of a researcher lying next to the very much larger thighbone from the animal was printed in newspapers around the world.

世界各地的報紙上紛紛刊登了一張研究人員躺在遠大於自己身體的恐龍股骨旁的照片。

The replica skeleton in London will be accompanied by an exhibition that explains how Patagotitan and its supersized cousins dominated the landscape a hundred million years ago.

在倫敦展出的巴塔哥巨龍骨架複製模型將作為一場展覽的展品之一現身,展覽將解釋一億年前巴塔哥巨龍與其體型同樣龐大的表親們是如何主宰這片土地的。

One individual could be put out by the display, however – Dippy the Diplodocus, the museum’s most famous dinosaur is having to vacate the gallery where Patagotitan will be assembled.

然而,這件展品的到來可能會讓一隻恐龍惱火不已,那就是倫敦自然歷史博物館的 “大明星”——梁龍骨架複製模型 “Dippy”,“Dippy” 不得不撤離大廳,騰出組裝巴塔哥巨龍骨架的地方。

詞彙表

skeletons 骨架
draw 亮點,看點
the lot 全部,所有
unearthed 出土
sensation 轟動性事件
thighbone 股骨
replica 複製品
supersized (體型)超大的
vacate 騰出(地方,空間)
assembled 組裝

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

1. True or false? Dinosaur skeletons are not a popular attraction.

2. Which museum in London will showcase the Patagotitan replica next year?

3. When and where were the Patagotitan’s fossils unearthed?

4. Why could the arrival of the new display be trouble for Dippy the Diplodocus?

答案  

1. True or false? Dinosaur skeletons are not a popular attraction.
False. According to the report, dinosaur skeletons are always a big draw.

2. Which museum in London will showcase the Patagotitan replica next year?
The Natural History Museum will showcase the Patagotitan replica next year.

3. When and where were the Patagotitan’s fossils unearthed?
Patagotitan’s fossils were unearthed in Argentina in 2014.

4. Why could the arrival of the new display be trouble for Dippy the Diplodocus?
Because Dippy is having to vacate the gallery where Patagotitan will be assembled.