Dinosaur mania is sweeping through Taiwan after 23 of the beasts arrived on the island. Tens of thousand of visitors have flocked to the Taipei Children's Museum of Transportation and Communication since last month to see the largest dinosaur exhibition ever in Asia. Apart from the 23 full sets of fossils on display, exhibits from the mainland also showcase more than 200 fossils of dinosaur eggs, footprints, plants and animals of the Jurassic (200 to 140 million years ago) and Cretaceous (140 to 65 million years ago) periods. One of the main attractions is the largest dinosaur fossil ever found in Asia. The nurosaurus from the Cretaceous period is estimated to be 26 metres long, 12m tall and weighing about 60 tonnes. A mamenchisaurus with a 10m neck is also on display. The giant from the Jurassic period is 22m long and has the longest neck found in dinosaur fossils. The exhibits come from three museums in China, one of the countries with the most dinosaur fossils. More than 90 types of the gigantic animal have been unearthed in China, composing almost one fourth of all the types known so far. Sichuan province is the most famous for its Jurassic period fossils which make up about 40 per cent of all Jurassic discoveries in the world. Inner Mongolia is also well-known for its Cretaceous fossils. The exhibition leaves Taipei on April 28 to tour Taichung and Kaohsiung until August 31. The exhibition is organised by newspaper publisher China Times and its education charity Chinatimes Foundation. For more details on the exhibition, visit the Web site, where information is only provided in Chinese.