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Meet the dinosaurs touching down at the American Museum of Natural History

It's a dino invasion! Some new prehistoric creatures are joining the Titanosaur at the AMNH this spring.

By Jaime Lutz
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If you’re a dino nerd (and no shame in that), you’ve heard about the American Museum of Natural History’s newest tenant: a 122-foot-long Titanosaur, one of the biggest dinosaurs ever discovered. But he’s about to get some roommates. In “Dinosaurs Among Us,” the institution looks at how these now-extinct beings evolved into everyday birds. “Living birds share a common ancestor with dinosaurs like [the] Velociraptor,” says Mark Norell, the curator of the museum exhibition. (He named the Citipati, one of the dinos on display, so he knows what he’s talking about.) Here are our four faves.

“Dinosaurs Among Us” opens March 21 at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Microraptor dinosaur
Illustration: Courtesy the American Museum of Natural History

1. Microraptor

Basics: Ten inches at the hip, with four wings and fabulous feathers all over.
Likes: Tiny hunks of meat. Size isn’t supposed to matter, but give her something she can handle!
Dislikes: Pizza rat. She doesn’t understand why no one has swooped down and eaten him.
Where she’d live if not at the museum: A fifth-floor walk-up wherever the hell she wants. Because she can (probably) fly, so NBD.
Citipati
Illustration: Courtesy the American Museum of Natural History

2. Citipati

Basics: Three-and-a-half feet tall at the hip, sans heels!
Likes: Netflix and chilling in her nest. Nestflix and chill.
Dislikes: Not much! She’s so easygoing and social!
Where she’d live if not at the museum: The Upper West Side, since she was named by AMNH’s own Mark Norell.
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Oviraptorosaur
Illustration: Courtesy the American Museum of Natural History

3. Oviraptorosaur

Basics: Two-and-a-half feet and a beaked nose, but everyone thinks Owen Wilson is hot, so get off his back.
Likes: He’s likely an herbivore, so chopped salads. Preferably salads he chops. With his fucking beak.
Dislikes: Introverts and huge extinction events.
Where he’d live if not at the museum: Park Slope, Brooklyn. He’s a real nester. Like, literally.
Khaan
Illustration: Courtesy the American Museum of Natural History

4. Khaan

Basics: Two-and-a-half feet at the hip and flirty.
Likes: Looking through Pinterest for new nest finds.
Dislikes: When people think his name is a Star Trek nod. They both came from the Mongol word for Lord!
Where he’d live if not the museum: The Lower East Side, because he’s so social.
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