THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRICERATOPS DINOSAUR
Discovered in South Dakota's Hell Creek geological formation, Big John is nearly 26 feet long and 10 feet high. He roamed the planet during the Late Cretaceous more than 66 million years ago and is estimated to be 5-10% larger than any other known triceratops. The size of an RV, Big John holds the Guinness World Record for the largest documented skeleton of a triceratops.
PUT UP A FIGHT
The large shield-shaped “frill” on the back of the skull bears the mark of a traumatic injury, likely due to a fight with another triceratops. Signs of healing on the skull suggest that he did not immediately die from this injury but perhaps from infection months later.
FROM THE PAGIDIPATI FAMILY COLLECTION
"Ever since I was a young boy, I have been fascinated by dinosaurs roaming the Earth. As longtime supporters of the Glazer Children’s Museum, it is our family’s great joy to announce this partnership to share Big John with the Tampa Bay community. Now everyone will have a chance to see him in person and experience what his world was like 66 million years ago."
- Siddhartha Pagidipati