Saurophaganax Maximus - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 35.671 W 097° 37.087
14S E 625184 N 3939854
Saurophaganax maximus is the Oklahoma State Fossil.
Waymark Code: WMJAD4
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
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This whimsical sculpture draws attention to this dinosaur species that was discovered in the Panhandle of Oklahoma in 1931. A skeleton of this dinosaur can be found in Jurassic Hall at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

This statue is located on the north side of the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library which honors a scholarly and gifted former mayor of Oklahoma City. His name is taken from Greek words - "sauros" for lizard; "phagein" to eat; and "anax" ruler, or "lizard-eating master". These creatures grew to a length of 35-40 feet and weighed about 3 tons.

The sculptor, Solomon Bassoff-Faducci, has added a comical touch to his sculpture by depicting him in unlaced tennis shoes, with a stack of books on various types of insects. The sculpture is constructed of steel armature covered with hand sculpted cement and is in color. A bronze plaque on the base reads:

Saurophaganax maximus
(Oklahoma State Fossil)
Solomon Bassoff-Faducci LLC

5600 N. W. 122nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK US

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Type of Dinosaur: Saurophaganax maximus

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