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Natural History Museum wants help naming dino

June 2, 2011 3:44:37 AM PDT
The Museum of Natural History wants help giving a new nickname to a dinosaur.

The museum is holding a contest to name the centerpiece of its new exhibit "The World's Largest Dinosaurs."

The dinosaur's scientific name, Mamenchisaurushochuanensi, is a mouthful.

So the curators are asking people to vote for five finalists on the museum's website.

The finalists are:

  • Brook
  • Neckita
  • Mei Mei
  • Tiny
  • Mame

    The massive dinosaurs featured in the exhibit lived 140 million years ago.

    To vote for your favorite name, visit AMNH.org

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