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Lafayette Science Museum unveils fossilized skeleton of giant camel

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A press conference was held at the Lafayette Science Museum for the unsealing of a seven million year old giant camel. 

The fossilized skeleton of Megatylopus is an extremely rare paleontological find and represents the most complete skeleton of its kind discovered to date. The fossils were discovered during an expedition conducted by Dr. James Martin as part of a joint effort between the Lafayette Science Museum and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's School of Geosciences in the spring of 2015.

Once completely excavated, the ultimate goal is to recreate an exact replica of the giant camel for exhibition at the museum.

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